Huawei Technologies Co has announced its new operating system called HarmonyOS at its conference in China.
Huawei said they would use HarmonyOS in devices such as smart speakers and watches, rather than replacing Android in its phones.
There had been speculation that Huawei was planning to replace the Android operating system which powers its smartphones and tablets.
In May, Google suspended the company’s Android license after the US government put Huawei on a trade blacklist.
“HarmonyOS differs completely from Android and iOS,” said Huawei’s Richard Yu, who announced the project at the Huawei Developer Conference in Dongguan, China.
He said the operating system would let developers create one version of their apps and then “flexibly deploy them across a range of different devices”.
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