Huawei P50 and Harmony OS: Huawei has had to endure its fair or unfair share of troubles over the past couple of months. And due to these troubles, Huawei has delayed the release of its flagship device this year.
Huawei usually release the “P” series in the first quarter of every year. But with the US ban, a drop in global shipment and developing its own ecosystem, the Huawei P50 series has been delayed.
Today, twitter tipster Teme has shown renders of the new models of the Huawei P50 series i.e. P50 Pro Plus, P50 Pro, and the P50.
The Huawei P50 series will ship with Harmony OS install. Making it the first flagship series shipped by the Chinese Tech giants without licensed or unlicensed Android. And Huawei might just be making a major comeback with the combo of Huawei P50 & Harmony OS.
Huawei P50 and Harmony OS
Its old news that Huawei is not allowed to use the Google Mobile Services (GMS) version of Android. This is because they’ll require license from Google before they can use it.
With Huawei still on the Entity List, the company cannot access its U.S. supply chain without a special license. Also limiting Huawei is the change in U.S. export rules put into effect last year that prevents Huawei from receiving chips produced by foundries using American-made tech.
However, it’s not all over for Huawei as they’ve been developing their own Ecosystem know as Huawei Mobile Service (HMS).
And to be fair, the ecosystem is growing very fast with millions of apps already available in the Huawei App Gallery. The numbers of users and developers on the HMS is growing very fast.
Huawei is unable to acquire large numbers of its own 5nm Kirin chipset because of the new export rule announced last year. This 5nm Kirin chipset was designed by Huawei through its HiSilicon units, and manufactured by TSMC.
Honor has broken away from Huawei in other to be free of the US ban placed on the mother company. Breaking away from Huawei means the Honor brand can now have access to software and hardware made in US.
Later this year, Huawei is expected to release the Huawei Mate 50 series which is the company’s most technologically advance device. Since the incoming Huawei P50 series will ship with Huawei’s Harmony OS, it’s only reasonable that the Mate 50 series also ship with same operating system.
The US ban saw Huawei dropped from the number one contender to seventh among the world’s top smartphone providers. But it’s also good they’re making a comeback with lots of noise.