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Huawei crackdown

Huawei unveils own mobile operating system to rival Google's Android

Harmony OS aims to counter Washington crackdown

 Huawei unveiled its new HarmonyOS operating system as it faces the threat of losing access to Android amid escalating US-China trade tensions. (AFP/Jiji) 

TAIPEI -- China's Huawei Technologies on Friday unveiled its own smartphone operating system which it said could replace Google's Android in just "one to two days" if access to the world's most popular mobile platform were blocked by the U.S.

The tech giant said its Harmony OS -- pronounced Hongmeng in Chinese -- was more flexible than Google's Android, capable of supporting all devices from smartphones and smart speakers to wearables, smart displays and next generation automobiles. The system was revealed at Huawei's annual developers' conference in Dongguan by Huawei's Consumer Electronics Group CEO Richard Yu.

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