After the United States blocked Chinese Big Tech giant Huawei from using the Android operating system as part of a Trump administration executive order, the Chinese corporation have announced that they will be launching their own mobile operating system in a desperate attempt to compete in the smartphone market.
As The Verge reported, Huawei’s HarmonyOS arrived on tablets as the company unveiled their “MatePad Pro” product.
“Huawei has announced a trio of new MatePad tablets; a new 12.6-inch MatePad Pro, a smaller 10.8-inch MatePad Pro, and a new MatePad 11. Not only are they the company’s first tablets running its own HarmonyOS operating system, but the smaller MatePad Pro and MatePad 11 use Snapdragon chips produced by Qualcomm rather than the Huawei-designed Kirin processors found in its previous devices,” wrote The Verge.
The outlet then explained that, in addition to trying to deal with the need to “break free of Android,” U.S. sanctions are causing problems for the company’s “Kirin processor production,”