Huawei plans to update some of its best-selling mobiles to Harmony OS, even reviving some already without official update support.
A few weeks ago Huawei finally announced Harmony OS along with all its details and secrets, although 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 which Google services are dispensed with 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 displays and other devices both Huawei and Honor before its 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 the cover of the new Huawei proprietary firmware.
As indicated GizChina some days ago, these are the 14 models older (for now) Huawei to be upgraded 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
Obviously, all these terminals in their day they had Android and its relevant Google Play certification, so 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.
Obviously also, upgrade to Harmony OS will be a breath of fresh air with the new bases of , but unfortunately users will lose Google Play for join the new Huawei Mobile Services family with Petal Search and the rest of the alternatives chosen to supply such important services as YouTube or Maps.
We can not 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 a choice, which will surely be the path chosen by the former Chinese mobile giant.
At least, you already know if you have any of these smartphones that they will 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 can enjoy almost a new phone with the latest in the latest versions of AOSP.
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