In the wake of the ongoing US-China trade war, Chinese tech giant Huawei has been looking at alternatives in case Google ever decides to permanently pull services and support.
A couple of months ago, Huawei introduced its own operating system called Harmony OS, which is supposed to be a replacement for Android. Harmony OS is currently powering TVs, wearables, smart accessories etc, but now it seems that Huawei is planning to soon power smartphones with it as well.
According to recent reports, Huawei could start booting Harmony OS alongside Android in its existing devices with Dual Boot. This means that Harmony and Android will run side by side on the same device.
As of now, it is unclear which devices will be powered in this manner first, but Huawei CEO has confirmed that the P40 series will boot Harmony OS.
If this idea becomes a reality, the performance and compatibility of these Dual Boot smartphones will be the key factors for deciding whether these Huawei devices are worth buying or not.
The main underlying problem would still be the absence of Google Apps and Sevices on smartphones which is the major selling point for most.
It remains to be seen how Huawei will tackle this obstacle for their future devices.