HarmonyOS is replacing Android on Huawei flagships from April Harmony OS

In the wake of the US trade ban, Huawei phones have been limping along with a cut-down version of Android without any Google apps, the Google Play Store, or crucial underlying Google services – but the company is now ready to launch a new solution in the form of its HarmonyOS software.

HarmonyOS has been in development for years, first as an Internet of Things platform, and lately (out of necessity) as something that can run on smartphones too. At today’s launch of the Huawei Mate X2, it was announced that HarmonyOS would be coming to Huawei’s flagship phones from April.