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Huawei crackdown

Huawei to bring in-house HarmonyOS to smartphones

Embattled Chinese company aims to update 200m handsets with Google replacement

TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies on Wednesday said it will extend its own operating system to smartphones in an attempt to keep its consumer business alive amid a U.S. crackdown on the Chinese company.

Huawei aims to have 200 million existing handsets switch from Google's Android operating system to its own HarmonyOS by the end of the year. The operating system will also be made available to a further 100 million smart devices such as displays and tablets.

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