Information from developers specializing in HarmonyOS shows that Huawei wants to completely separate itself from Android with no trace of AOSP code in its next updated version.
Since the restrictions in 2019, Huawei has been forced to adapt its software to the new situation, completely bypassing Google’s services framework to form HarmonyOS – a modified version of Android with native code and compatible with. APK files (although its code renames the latter file format).
Now, according to Sound China Morning Post, Huawei wants to go even further. HarmonyOS Next is the successor to HarmonyOS and is a “pure” version of HarmonyOS without Android libraries and replaces current versions of the platform.
When initially launching HarmonyOS, Huawei declared that this was not Android. Despite this, later research showed that most of what was on the operating system’s interface was based on Android and renamed in file packages to disguise themselves as their own. itself The App Gallery is an archive of .APK files, identical to those we can find on Android. Main APIs, native system functions everything has Android “roots”.
However, according to Chinese sources, some of the country’s major technology companies (JD.com, NetEase, and Meituan) are encouraging Huawei to cut ties with Android and hire developers to create their own applications based on HarmonyOS. The goal is to break the relationship with Android and make the system 100% independent.
As a result, developers were invited by Huawei to attend a conference to test HarmonyOS Next for incompatibility with APK files. These developers confirmed that HarmonyOS Next was developed by Huawei itself and stopped using the AOSP code.
Following a developer conference last August in China, where HarmonyOS was introduced in its fourth version, Huawei confirmed that the development of native applications is complete, with.HAP format is the default in HarmonyOS .
The first preview of HarmonyOS Next is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2024, a version in which the operating system will no longer be compatible with Android applications – a move to move further away from the operating system. of Google and work towards a fully developed ecosystem in China.