A few weeks ago that Huawei finally announced Harmony OS along with all its details and secrets. However, the truth is that its popular new firmware is not so much another platform to compete with iOS and Android but rather an adaptation of the second in the one that dispenses with Google services in favor of Huawei Mobile Services.
Be that as it may, the truth is that Huawei announced a few days ago 59 terminals compatible with Harmony OS, many of which have already received the new operating system, promising more than 100 devices before the end of this year 2021, including not only smartphones but also tablets, smartwatches, smart screens and other devices from both Huawei and Honor before their sale and independence.
The latest surprise, in any case, comes with the new list of terminals compatible with Harmony OS that has just been made public in China, as it includes much older devices and some already with their support for updates expired, so the owners of any of These fourteen smartphones are going to be able to give them a new life under cover of Huawei’s new proprietary firmware.
What phones are we talking about? Now is the list, don’t worry, although you should know that Harmony OS ‘betas’ are still being released for them, and the operating system in stable versions will arrive later.
As GizChina indicated a few days ago, these are the 14 oldest Huawei models (for now) that will be updated to Harmony OS:
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei Nova 5i
- Huawei Nova 4
- Huawei Nova 4e
- Honor X10
- Honor X10 Max
- Honor Play4
- Honor 30S
- Honor 30 Youth Edition
All these terminals had Android and its relevant Google Play certification in their day. To date, they have kept working without problems with Google services, some already abandoned in obsolete versions of Android, but with access to the Google app store and Play Services without major complications.
Also, updating to Harmony OS will be a breath of fresh air with the new Android Open Source Project bases. Still, unfortunately, users will lose Google Play to join the new Huawei Mobile Services family with Petal Search and the rest of the alternatives chosen to supply services as important as YouTube or Maps.
We cannot clarify, for now, and because we have not been able to know, whether or not it will be mandatory to update these terminals to Harmony OS, or if users will be offered the possibility to choose, which will surely be the path chosen by the former Chinese giant of the mobile.
At least, you already know if you have any of these smartphones that are going to come back to life with HarmonyOS, and that if you are willing to take the step of living without Google services in these times of total connectivity, you will be able to enjoy almost a new phone with the latest in the latest versions of AOSP.
We will be attentive and continue to inform because the list of terminals compatible with Harmony OS will continue to grow!
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.