Huawei registers the Harmony name for its own OS in Europe

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As Huawei continues to cope with uncertainty over its future US relations and its access to the Android and Home windows working methods, it's been busy working on in-house OS replacements to plug potential gaps – and a brand new identify for them just surfaced.

Huawei has registered the identify "Concord" with the European Union Intellectual Property Workplace, reviews LetsGoDigital, which can find yourself being the identify of the software used on Huawei telephones and laptops in the future.

The appliance mentions each "cellular operating techniques" and "pc operating methods", so it feels like an all-encompassing software platform – or at the very least one which shares the same identify.

File this alongside different names we've heard for Huawei's own-brand OS, together with Hongmeng and Ark. It's potential that Huawei may use totally different labels in several areas if its access to Android and Home windows will get  reduce.

The story up to now

In addition to the precise Concord identify, the trademark software doesn't reveal an excessive amount of else about what Huawei is plotting. We do know that these working system tasks have been in the pipeline for several years, but friction with the US means they may be needed more urgently.

Whereas the Trump administration has made noises a few friendlier relationship with Huawei sooner or later – no less than so far as shopper products are concerned – it's nonetheless not clear if Huawei will be capable of rely on Android and Home windows within the years forward.

In fact Huawei would additionally face the difficult prospect of getting app builders to port their products over to Harmony, Ark, Hongmeng or whatever the new working methods find yourself being referred to as.

With that in thoughts, it's no surprise that the corporate is accelerating efforts to have its own working methods in place, should the worst happen. Little question there are lots extra twists and turns in the saga to return.