HarmonyOS Subsequent — the next-generation working system for Huawei gadgets — is almost prepared and could possibly be rolled out to customers quickly. Based on a report, the native software for the upcoming HarmonyOS Subsequent replace have already been ready for launch. As an alternative of utilizing Google’s Android Open Supply Mission (AOSP) code, HarmonyOS Subsequent is reportedly constructed across the firm’s kernel and system — which additionally signifies that Android apps will not be supported on the working system.
Huawei showed off HarmonyOS Subsequent whereas it was in growth earlier this yr, after the variety of HarmonyOS 4 installations crossed the 60 million mark. On the time, it was reported that the corporate had unveiled HarmonyOS Subsequent as a “pure” model of the corporate’s cellular working system that will not embrace Google’s Android libraries.
Ever since HarmonyOS was unveiled in August 2019, the corporate supplied assist for Android apps, because of the weak app ecosystem on the time. Nonetheless, the Pandaily report claims that the corporate is lastly set to drop support for Android apps.
Consequently, not solely will customers be unable to put in Android apps from official sources, however sideloading of apps within the well-liked Android bundle (APK) file format will even not work. As an alternative of APKs, HarmonyOS Subsequent will assist the corporate’s own HAP format, in keeping with the report.
When HarmonyOS Subsequent replace arrives on eligible smartphones, customers will not have the ability to run Android apps. The South China Morning Publish experiences that, Chinese language corporations like Meituan, NetEase, JD.com, and different Large Tech corporations have been hiring HarmonyOS app developers through Liepin.com and Maimai — to construct apps for Huawei smartphones. A developer preview of HarmonyOS Subsequent is anticipated to reach within the first quarter of 2024
Whereas Huawei is but to offer a launch timeline for HarmonyOS Subsequent, it is evident that Android apps will not be supported on the working system and corporations in China are already engaged on supporting the corporate’s new app packaging format. We will count on to listen to extra concerning the working system replace when the developer preview arrives subsequent yr.
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