Weekly poll: is HarmonyOS as promising as Android or is it another Windows Phone?

06 June 2021
Huawei unveiled what it believes to be the be-all and end-all of operating systems for basically every digital device you can think of.

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  • Jay

Too late as the market is occupied. From past experiences, power of OS has nothing to do with popularity. Web OS, Windows Mobile or BB, they are not that bad just that there are no takers as users can opt for only 1 mobile OS.The choice was given to iOS and Android. Full stop. Even Kai OS is giving way to Android in India now.

  • Anonymous

For those who've trusted that it's very promising,

"Are you high enough?".

  • Anonymous

Someone in here fears or hates those big guys from the West than a big guy from the East.

I doesn't matter. Why is Huawei banned in several markets?
So, the same reason that is affecting the hardware will choke the software, even more quickly.
It can be a hell of OS, but in terms of traction outside China...

But, we should wait and see.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Jun 2021Keeps dreaming and your beloved stolen os call it windows i... moreLook at the market share. Is Windows dead? Think again before commenting.

  • Anonymous

We (the world) needs alternatives to Android OS and iOs (anything Apple). This is a beginning. I'd be more inclined to go with something Linux but beggars... Since Google went to the 'dark side' and Apple has always been evil. Alternatives are NEEDED. (don't even think of it... Amazon!).

  • Anonymous

OSMo, 07 Jun 2021You have read the report but did not bother to know that Ha... moreSo much word for saying nothing and answer nothing at all.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Jun 2021Y'all need to know what you're talking about. It ... more"HarmonyOS is supposed to make the life of an average consumer's life easier."
Yes, like Android, in fact, it's just a reskinned Android that pretend it's not one.

  • OSMo

Domestoboto, 07 Jun 2021Ars Technica exposed HarmonyOS as just another Android skin... moreYou have read the report but did not bother to know that HarmonyOs is different from android in a lot of ways. It has a compatibility layer that can let it run android apps. If you know anything about cross platform compatibility. then you should have known that how different HarmonyOs is.

  • Anonymous

An0n, 07 Jun 2021Does fact hurt you so much that you become denial to realit... moreY'all need to know what you're talking about. It doesn't have to be an old Os to look like EMUI. EMUI was designed by huawei and so is HarmonyOS. HarmonyOS is supposed to make the life of an average consumer's life easier. Things tend to look the same when they fork the UI that was created by the same company.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Jun 2021However you cant....Not necessarily impossible fellow techie. All one would have to do is make a site that anyone could stumble upon when searching for tech news. For example, one would stumble upon gizchina when they were looking for gizmo China.

  • An0n

Anonymous, 07 Jun 2021Here's the thing. I can make a website, trash talk abo... moreDoes fact hurt you so much that you become denial to reality? Ars Technica just wrote down the facts. Don't be cringe when GSMArena done reviewing of HarmonyOS later this week.

just waiting for INDIA Launch

  • Anonymous

Detilly, 07 Jun 2021Neither. It will stay the OS of Huawei. They will be succes... moreit is android 10 that compatible with everything before.

  • Anonymous

Note 20 Ultra, 06 Jun 2021Huawei is not to be seen anywhere in my place. Their OS mea... moreA previous comment or has even mentioned the point in about to make. Windows for phones as great it was, it had the need to start ground up whereas huawei has quite the user base to give them a head start.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Jun 2021Here's the thing. I can make a website, trash talk abo... moreHowever you cant....

  • Anonymous

Domestoboto, 07 Jun 2021Ars Technica exposed HarmonyOS as just another Android skin... moreHere's the thing. I can make a website, trash talk about a company to get other companies on my side. Ars is one such nonsense. All of the huawei based articles are written by one ___hurt individual

Dineshwaran, 07 Jun 2021It's 2021 so privacy is the first thing. So IOS and t... moreSees IOS and laughs.

Apple does tracks your data.

One of the reason why Facebook is pointing out Apple is hypocritical, why does apple get to keep user data and not facebook.

Not a fan of Huawei but as long the most popular apps are available in their OS, not much of a difference.

  • Krem3

Anonymous, 06 Jun 2021Android was also an "entirely new OS", but it act... moreUp voted