Huawei is set to release HarmonyOS Next, the latest version of its own operating system. Initially, it was claimed that HarmonyOS Next would not support applications made for Android, but this claim was later denied by the company. The US ban on Huawei in 2019 forced the brand to develop its own operating system as it could no longer use Google services under Android.
The original HarmonyOS was based on the open-source version of the Android operating system and fully supports applications made for Android. However, Huawei has no current plans to distribute HarmonyOS outside of China, meaning users outside China will continue to use Android-based applications with the EMUI operating system.
While it was announced at the Huawei Developers Conference 2023, HarmonyOS Next is currently only planned for release in 2024. There are also rumors circulating about the support of Android applications on Huawei devices, but this information is unconfirmed. It’s important to keep the focus on the topic and separate any unrelated or random game forum content from the news.