As Huawei continues to deal with uncertainty about its future US relationships and access to Android and Windows operating systems, it was busy working on replacing the OS to include potential gaps – and the new name for them just got to the surface.
Huawei has registered the name "Harmony" in the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union, reports LetsGoDigital, which in the future could be the name of the software used on Huawei phones and laptops.
The application also mentions "mobile operating systems" and "computer operating systems", so it sounds like a comprehensive software platform – or at least one that shares the same name.
Submit this along with other names we've heard of Huawei's OS, including Hongmeng and Ark. It is possible that Huawei uses different labels in different regions if it is accessed by Android and Windows.
The story so far
In addition to the name itself Harmony, the branding application does not disclose too much about what Huawei plans. We know that these operating system projects have been in the pipeline for several years now, but friction with the United States means they could be more urgent.
While the Trump administration made a noise about the friendly relationship with Huawei in the future – at least as far as consumer products are concerned – it is still not clear whether Huawei will be able to rely on Android and Windows in the coming years.
Of course, Huawei would also face a challenging perspective that app developers will transfer their products to Harmony, Ark, Hongmeng or whatever the new operating system is called.
Bearing this in mind, it is no surprise that the company accelerates its efforts to have its operating systems, if it happens the worst. There is no doubt that there are still many turns and turns in the coming saga.