Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 is based on Android
Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 is based on Android

Earlier this month, Huawei released a beta version of HarmonyOS 2.0, which is promised for certain devices and appears to be based on Android.

The discovery was made after a developer decided to dig deeper to find out the importance of Huawei's new OS.

Huawei recently started developing long-term Android without GMS with the first beta version of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta, which is suitable for all kinds of smartphones and tablets.

The separate OS makes it easy to migrate Apple's iOS and Google's Android to the entire ecosystem, but the first version of HarmonyOS 2.0 still appears to be based on Android.

A developer created a simple Hello World app for the older version 4.4.4 of Android and found that the app displays very similar error messages on virtual devices running Android and HarmonyOS.

The screenshot on the left shows the app installed on a virtual machine based on the new Android version. The error indicates that the app is designed for an older version of Android and may not function properly on the newer version.

The screenshot on the right shows an app installed on a virtual machine based on HarmonyOS 2.0. The app states that the error message is actually the same, except that the word Android is slightly different from the word HarmonyOS.

It seems like this topic comes up a lot in other things, but the message isn't Android, it's the message: HarmonyOS and developers can ensure that HarmonyOS builds on the Android framework.

According to Huawei's launch, the open source Android AOSP project will be the starting point for HarmonyOS.

This means that the current beta version can build on Android to fill gaps for users and app developers, but in the future it could be independent of their framework.

HarmonyOS is reported to be a Huawei operating system designed to replace the existing Android system without Google's mobile GMS, and it has proven insufficient to support the company's smartphone development.

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