The latest rumors indicate that Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo could adopt Huawei’s HarmonyOS. Huawei is at an interesting turning point. We have seen it fall drastically down the market share charts following the trade embargo imposed by the United States.
At the same time, we have seen its fellow Chinese competitors climb the rungs at an inversely proportional speed. While Huawei has tried to stay afloat with great hardware, one of the biggest factors of uncertainty has been its mobile operating system. Under those circumstances, HarmonyOS borned.
Brands like Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo could adopt HarmonyOS of Huawei
And now, to top it off, a rumor emerges that could perhaps represent a sign of the changes that are coming for the manufacturer.
HarmonyOS might not be a replacement for Android for Huawei devices only, but it might also be an alternative for other Chinese brands.
While the mobile operating system would theoretically be optimized to run on HiSilicon Kirin processors, in reality, it could also be developed to run smoothly on phones with Qualcomm or MediaTek chipsets. So Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and other brands might consider using that operating system on their devices.
This makes a lot of sense considering that Google has not existed in China for years and these companies have been selling devices without Google Mobile Services in China for too long.
In other words, the chances of HarmonyOS becoming very popular in China are relatively high.