The forecasts are from Counterpoint Research and state that Huawei's new HarmonyOS system, which will replace the Android system on its smartphones, will be the 5th largest in the world by 2020.
Please note that we are evaluating operating systems for electronic products here. That is, we are also counting on Windows, Mac and Linux in addition to Android, iOS.
Huawei's HarmonyOS will outperform Linux by 2020
Analysts believe that with Huawei's huge fleet of devices, by 2020 HarmonyOS will become the 5th most used system in the world. Thus surpassing the Linux system.
The market is currently targeting
According to Counterpoint the market segmentation in 2019 is in these terms. Android is ahead with 39%, followed by Microsoft's Windows with 35%. IOS comes in third with 13% with MacOS in fourth place. Linux should be the system that will be overtaken by this HarmonyOS.
- Android – 39%
- Windows – 35%
- iOS – 13.87%
- MacOS – 5.92%
- Linux – 0.77%
Android remains Huawei's answer
As much as Huawei said HarmonyOS is the future for its devices, Huawei also said it wanted to continue to use Android for its devices.
HarmonyOS was first used on its SmartTVs that have not yet reached our market and are only for sale in the Asian market.
Executive talks about HarmonyOS advantages over Android and iOS
Huawei executive Joy Tan mentioned some of the things that make HarmonyOS more attractive. Mainly for developers. He pointed out that "Harmony OS is a lightweight and compact operating system with powerful functions. Compared to other operating systems on the market, it has a much smaller number of lines of code and is therefore more secure."
He kept saying "The Huawei's operating system goal is different from Android and iOS. Developers need to develop applications only once and applications can be flexibly deployed across multiple endpoints.. "
In short, we can't guess the future (or would be rich right now) but we know that Huawei is investing heavily in its new system. Hopefully it will be able to crash with Android and iOS. After all, competition is important to the end consumer.
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