Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei told reporters that. HarmonyOS proprietary operating system will be able to compete with the most popular OS on the market within two years.
This follows from the detailed transcript of the interview with the top manager of Fortune, which Huawei posted on the official website.
HarmonyOS was introduced by Huawei in August as a response to sanctions by the US government, due to which the company lost its Android license. The first devices on HarmonyOS were TVs. At the time of the announcement, Huawei promised that HarmonyOS will be available internationally for a wide range of devices – from televisions and laptops to smartphones and wearable electronics. True, the company is in no hurry with the release of smartphones based on HarmonyOS.
A Fortune journalist asked the head of Huawei about when the HarmonyOS platform could develop into the equivalent, for example, of the Apple operating system. Ren Zhengfei replied that it would take the company two to three years.
At the same time, Ren Zhengfei noted that the company hopes to continue to use the Android operating system and remain prone to “friendly cooperation” with Google.