Huawei’s HarmonyOS Set to Displace Windows and Linux on PCs
September 5, 2023

Huawei’s HarmonyOS Set to Displace Windows and Linux on PCs

HarmonyOS is an operating system created by Huawei, in response to US sanctions a few years ago. Soon, Huawei will develop a version of this software that will replace Windows and Linux systems on traditional computers and laptops.

The US sanctions had previously restricted Huawei's access to the Android operating system and Google services on mobile devices. This compelled Huawei to develop its own operating system and corresponding applications, which presented a significant challenge for the leading Chinese IT company.

After several years of development, HarmonyOS has successfully established its own ecosystem of applications that competes with the Android OS. Moreover, Huawei has extended HarmonyOS beyond smartphones to include tablets, watches, routers, televisions, and even cars, as reported by Gizmochina.

Now, Huawei plans to create a version of HarmonyOS that will replace Windows and Linux operating systems on personal computers. Wang Chenglu, the head of HarmonyOS development, made this announcement.

In all fairness, HarmonyOS for smartphones, which is currently at version 4.0, is essentially derived from the Android operating system. It is possible that the PC version will be based on a Linux distribution.

We will only know for sure next year when the desktop version of HarmonyOS is scheduled for release.