Huawei is in the midst of a trade war between the United States and China. It is in this sense that, as of the writing of this article, the world's second largest mobile manufacturer is on the US blacklist.
This makes companies in the country banned from negotiating with Huawei, and Huawei has, for example, to launch devices without Google services. Preparing its own operating system for some time, the company can bet on a dualboot already in the Huawei P40.
Dualboot basically means that smartphones would have both their operating system (HarmonyOS) and Android at the same time. Remember that Huawei can use Android because it is an open source system.
User could choose their preferred operating system
Given that HarmonyOS is still in its early stages, the solution may include two operating systems on smartphones. These would be completely independent, and the user could choose between the two.
With this kind of solution, Huawei would offer “two smartphones for the price of one”. Users could “taste” HarmonyOS for the first time. In case you didn't like it, Android was right next door.
HarmonyOS wants to compete with iOS in 2 years
It's good to mention that Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei recently said that HarmonyOS "will be able to compete with Apple (iOS) in two years." We don't know if this will happen, but it seems like a pretty bold goal, especially if it comes without Google services.
In terms of time window, the launch of the P40 is expected to take place in March next year. Until then, “a lot of water will flow under the bridge,” but we believe that regardless of the path, the best thing for Huawei would be to continue to be able to negotiate with US companies.
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