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Huawei wants to name its Android OS backup ‘Harmony’ in Europe

Huawei may still be facing an ambiguous future over its access to accountant versions of Android and Windows operating systems, but it’s been busy basic centralized replacements in case the tide turns adjoin its favor.

Now, the world’s second better phone maker has filed a brand appliance with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, attempting to annals the name “Harmony” for its mobile and computer operating systems.

The appliance is dated July 12, 2019, and is currently under examination.

The description of the appliance reads: “Downloadable operating system programs; Recorded operating system programs; Mobile operating systems; Computer operating systems; Downloadable computer operating programs and computer operating systems.”

That description hints Huawei might be attempting to create a cross-platform operating system that’s accordant with both desktops and smartphones.

The aggregation — which has found itself caught in the cross hairs of a trade war amid China and the US — had beforehand trademarked an OS called HongMeng in China, but this was later appear to be for IoT devices.

Huawei‘s accelerating efforts to build its own backup OS also comes at a time when the Chinese telecom giant is also reportedly planning to lay off hundreds of advisers at its Futurewei Technologies analysis subsidiary, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Historically, phones active alternatives to Android — Firefox OS, Samsung Tizen, Ubuntu Touch, and Windows Phone — and even those using AOSP variants such as Amazon Fire OS, haven’t done well. Huawei will have its work cut out for it in popularizing a “plan B” belvedere — even if it plays nice with other Android software and services.

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Published July 15, 2019 — 05:44 UTC

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