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Huawei just announced HarmonyOS, its answer to Android

Huawei has officially announced its new operating system, called Harmony OS. Earlier this year, after the United States government extended its ban on Huawei products to the private sector over security concerns, Google banned the Chinese tech giant from using Android, forcing the firm to develop Harmony as an alternative.

Huawei aims to release a phone running Harmony by the end of the year, and the OS should become available on laptops next year. The company says the Harmony will be open-sourced.

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