Weekly poll results: HarmonyOS shows early promise

13 June 2021
Huawei's new mobile OS looks promising, but it needs to create its own identity separate from Android.

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  • Angel

Harmony os is not an android fork. It has its own apps. There is Harmony os section in App Galerry, for its own apps. The case is that this os just have native support for android apps for now! As just there is a ways to use android apps on windows.

  • Anonymous

La, 18 Jun 2021I would be disappointed as well if XiaoMi is using this OS.... moreIt depends where you are. If you are fine without GMS, then any option should be fine. If you are using GMS, then Xiaomi is safe for now. You can sideload GMS on HarmonyOS like others tried but not advisable for you if you are not a techy type, no guarantee how long it will work, and not all apps are guaranteed to work if it depends on GMS. What I think Xiaomi will do is they will retain android for mobile phones outside of China and use HarmonyOS for phones inside China.

  • La

Anonymous, 16 Jun 2021The only reason why it does not work well with other brands... moreI would be disappointed as well if XiaoMi is using this OS. They would lose their competitive advantage if moving to Harmony OS. If both the two manufacturers are using the same OS, what is the point should I buy XiaoMi instead of Huawai?

Mampara, 15 Jun 2021I truly wish this OS will expand to tablets, smart TV inter... moreWell, Huawei is developing fast and having its own ecosystem isn't a dream anymore. Current HarmonyOS maybe a fork of android. As I believe starts 2022 we'll gonna have 3 mobile OS to choose. As how well HarmonyOS will grow, 50% gonna stick with developers and another 50% is how secure and transparent HarmonyOS runs.

  • Anonymous

Mampara, 15 Jun 2021I truly wish this OS will expand to tablets, smart TV inter... moreThe only reason why it does not work well with other brands is not because of android, it is because of the manufacturers, same as apple. How can samsung sell more of their appliances if it works well with sony? That's the same reason why apple products does not work well with other brands. Ok now, let's do it on HarmonyOS with Xiaomi. You think Xiaomi will make it work well with other Chinese appliances? How can they sell their own appliances if it work well with others? Especially Xiaomi has a very small profit, you think they will not try to lock you down on their own ecosystem? So what's the difference now with android?

I truly wish this OS will expand to tablets, smart TV internet of things as well as to cars Harmony auto. We need an OS that is streamlined and optimized like Apple iOS. Android have too much unnecessary code and Google mail too much spam. If Huawei can bring out a new version yearly with improvements I'm all for it. Hope more Chinese companies will support them.

Funny to see the number of anonymous commenters who are terrified of any sign of Huawei succeeding. Most claim they don't care, yet comment on every piece of news related Huawei. Bad news guys, the folks at Huawei are working their asses off and it will definitely pay off. Keep your negative thoughts to yourselves.

  • Anonymous

mark, 15 Jun 2021did you know that harmonyOS is still android? Yes it is har... moreNot sure if you know the word sarcasm?

  • elefan

Anonymous, 14 Jun 2021I believe in Huawei. Last time Huawei said the US ban will ... moreof course 5 eyes not happy

  • mark

Anonymous, 14 Jun 2021I believe in Huawei. Last time Huawei said the US ban will ... moredid you know that harmonyOS is still android? Yes it is harmonyOS is using the open source android platform so that they can configure it.

  • Anonymous

VectorR, 14 Jun 2021Not in this life, man. Huawei is done. Period.Worldwide probably. But they will still have a presence in china.
I think it all depends if the other chinese manufacturers will implement harmony os too. If they will do, there's a chance for Huawei. If not, I am not seeing them in a good position in future.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Jun 2021I think we all know who is the biggest spy, and who actuall... moreIn countries like ch~na or russ~a, transparency is zero. That is why you don't see any bad news. Lol.
Everything is perfect from the outside, but from the inside..
Trust me, I come from a former c~mmunist country. Now, I leave in another former c~mmunist country. Of course, things are better now, because they are both EU countries. But the elders (including my father) speak not so good about those times.
Bottom line, if ch~na or russ~a will control the world, it will not be good for us. And it will end badly.

  • Anonymous

I believe in Huawei. Last time Huawei said the US ban will not affect them much. We already saw where they are now based on market share and see them crying like a baby about the US ban. Now they say Harmony OS will take over. I believe them.

  • Anonymous

Phones fan, 14 Jun 2021It is either the greedy corporations or the communist party... moreI think we all know who is the biggest spy, and who actually got caught so many times. I'd like to see your proof that huawei is spying.

blue.sun, 13 Jun 2021That's why I haven't voted this time. Harmony O... moreIMO it's still just Android at this point. There's not really much of a differentiating factor yet. I think HMS adoption will be the real driver. if Huawei can manage this they will break up the smartphone duopoly.

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Anonymous321, 14 Jun 2021If I were you I would save my breath from explaining. Most ... moreYes sadly there are people like that, how ever FuschiaOS which Google works on is just Android or ChromeOS with new kernel if the latter was true! :p

Adul Al Salami Kebab, 14 Jun 2021Well who is the greater enemy to you? Greedy corporations o... moreIt is either the greedy corporations or the communist party and its greedy corporations with extra spying.

I think most people will chose the first option.

Adul Al Salami Kebab, 14 Jun 2021Its not that simple, First we have the Linux Kernel, then w... moreIf I were you I would save my breath from explaining. Most of the people who are bashing Huawei and it's harmony OS won't even read what you write. They will just listen or read what is favourable to them, instead of the fact.

Anonymous, 13 Jun 2021Dont worry. Huawei comes back even stronger. Aim was stop C... moreNot in this life, man. Huawei is done. Period.

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Anonymous, 14 Jun 2021I wud not put my trust in Chinese OS.Well who is the greater enemy to you? Greedy corporations or the Communist party in China? Depending on which side of the fence you are on some prefer the other side always, choices are good for everyone. :)