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Huawei breaks away from Linux and prepares a proprietary kernel for HarmonyOS

Good news for owners (or future owners) of smartphone on the move Huawei: the Chinese company has brought to the market a new version of HarmonyOS call Nextwhich is completely detached from kernel Linux (also at the base of Android), for the benefit of a proprietary kernel.

Many changes are coming for the technology giant which, after having brought a proprietary processor (despite the US ban), also aims at a new operating system, ready to make the most of the potential of the brand’s smartphones.

What we know about HarmonyOS Next

As is well known, HarmonyOS was born from “an offshoot” of Android and characterized the products Huawei since 2019, when Google left the Chinese brand’s smartphones after disputes with the United States government.

Things have changed since then and, one piece at a time, Huawei has completely modified its operating systemdistancing it (almost) completely from the past and gradually recreating all the various elements of the puzzle with proprietary technologies and software.

With the arrival of HarmonyOS Nexttherefore, the Chinese company said goodbye to the last component of the old operating system, replacing the Linux kernel also using Android, with a proprietary version which, according to initial indications, is optimized to make the most of the hardware and the Huawei branded software, first of all the new ones Kirin processor.

Furthermore, the new software also loses compatibility with all applications in the Android ecosystem (APKs included) to fall back on a development system called HAP.

From the first statements released by the company’s CEO, Richard Yuthe new kernell is about three times more efficient with devices produced by Huawei and no longer relies on any American technology, as if to further underline the detachment between the Chinese giant and the United States, mainly responsible for the ban (and subsequent collapse) of the company.

In addition to this, the arrival of all these innovations at Huawei can only be a clear symptom of the recovery of the Chinese giant which, according to shared data, is growing dramatically in Asia, perhaps returning to its old splendors.

What future for Huawei

As just said, Huawei has achieved in recent years truly remarkable resultsespecially if we think that they have been denied decidedly important marketslike that of the USA.

It cannot therefore be denied that the company has made giant strides in terms of innovation, starting from great technological disadvantage dictated by the Ban which distanced many new generation hardware solutions from the giant.

It can therefore be said that, in the space of a few years, Huawei has severed all relations with the West, conquering (again) a great technological autonomy that has nothing to envy of “ours”.

Recently, it even saw the light an intelligence artificial owner called Mine with a highly sophisticated LLM ready to challenge the giants of the sector such as ChatGPT.

In short, there is no shortage of innovations at Huawei and the arrival of new devices and new technologies only confirms the giant’s great commitment to win back lost usersobviously starting from China.

It is not yet clear whether the success will be global or not, just as it is not certain whether the company is really interested in such an expansion or whether it aims to become a new point of reference for Asian consumers.

The only certainty in this regard is that there is no shortage of ideas, nor the will and skills to realize them.

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