In wake of the US-China trade war, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei on Friday officially launched its own operating system (OS) called "HarmonyOS" which is aimed to reduce the company's reliance on Google-developed Android OS.
The CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu, announced the new OS just as Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2019 is about to begin in Dongguan, China.
Focused on improved cross-platform working, HarmonyOS would work across a wide range of devices including smart speakers, automobiles, computers, smartwatches, wireless earbuds apart from smartphones and tablets, web portal Phone Areana reported on Friday.
In China, the software will be known as HongmengOS.
Even though the company has launched its own OS, Huawei still plans to continue to harness Android in its smartphones.