Bear in mind HarmonyOS, the working system Huawei claimed it had written from the ground-up? Yeah it’s simply Android 10.
After gaining access to HarmonyOS by a grossly invasive sign-up course of, firing up the SDK and emulator, and poring over the developer paperwork, I can’t come to every other conclusion: HarmonyOS is actually an Android fork. The way in which that Huawei describes the OS to the press and in developer paperwork doesn’t appear to have a lot to do with what the corporate is definitely delivery. The developer paperwork seem nearly purposefully written to confuse the reader; any little bit of precise delivery code to which you maintain up a magnifying glass seems like Android with no main modifications.
The phrase “faux it until you make it” is commonly given as motivational recommendation, however I’ve by no means seen it utilized to OS growth earlier than. In case you’ve ever seen a contemporary Huawei Android cellphone, HarmonyOS is essentially the identical factor… with a couple of strings modified. So whereas there’s not a lot new to see, we will at the very least dissect HarmonyOS and debunk a few of Huawei’s claims about its “brand-new” working system.
So nothing new beneath the solar right here.