According to Russian media reports, Google has stopped certifying Android-based smartphones from Russia’s BQ company due to US sanctions. The report also claimed that the company is now testing Huawei’s HarmonyOS in China. Furthermore, there are claims that the company will release a smartphone with this system in the second half of the year. However, in a recent report, Huawei replied that it has no plans to launch HarmonyOS smartphones in overseas markets.
Huawei said: “Since its release, HarmonyOS has been favored by a large number of consumers. By the end of 2021, 220 million Huawei devices have been equipped with HarmonyOS. We look forward to everyone’s interest and expectations for HarmonyOS. Thank you very much. However, there are no plans to launch the phone with HarmonyOS abroad as of now.”
Many are now using this statement to claim that Russia’s BQ will not use HarmonyOS. However, this is not the case. The above statement of Huawei is with reference to its own smartphone. Huawei has no plans to launch Huawei smartphones with HarmonyOS in overseas markets as of now. This does not mean that a foreign brand cannot use HarmonyOS outside China.
Vladimir Buzanov, general manager of Russia’s BQ Company, previously said that he had received a notice from Google that US law prohibits the provision of services to Russia, including the export, re-export and provision of US-origin software and technology to Russia. is included. , Buzanov said that already certified devices will continue to work normally. However, newer devices may have issues with Android.
“All certified devices will continue to work, and newer devices may have issues with Android,” Buzanov said.
In August 2019, Huawei officially released HarmonyOS, a distributed operating system for all scenarios. A year later, Huawei launched HarmonyOS 2.0. Huawei’s new operating system is a system that can support multiple devices and multiple hardware. It can support mobile phone, tablet, watch, car, Internet of Things (IoT), or other devices. With only one system, it can connect to many other systems.
It can cover memory as small as 128K and smart terminal devices as large or as large as 4GB or more. A key feature of this system is that it makes full use of distributed ledger technology, allowing users to freely connect hardware and integrate multiple terminals. In response to the problem of multi-device connections, HarmonyOS brings a unified control center, which adopts a card-type design with a simple interface and is easy to use.