Google THIS, Trump – Huawei announces HarmonyOS  to rival Android and iOS

Google THIS, Trump – Huawei announces Harmony, an OS to rival Android and iOS
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Huawei has announced HarmonyOS at HDC 2019, its Developer Conference in Donguan, China. HarmonyOS is the company's cross-device operating system that could, in theory, compete directly with Android and iOS, while also working across many more device categories.

Given the political turmoil that has plagued Huawei over the last year, it’s little wonder that the Chinese tech giant has taken a defiant stance at its Developer Conference 2019 and presented an Android alternative. That said, it also refrained from committing to any switches from Android just yet, instead, positioning HarmonyOS as a supplementary operating system… for now.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.