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- A Huawei govt reportedly mentioned that Harmony OS is coming to Europe in 2022.
- The worker was requested why Harmony OS wasn’t accessible on the newly launched Nova 9 telephone.
- The Huawei consultant additionally confirmed that new Mate telephones are coming subsequent 12 months, skipping 2021.
Huawei determined to create its personal cellular platform dubbed Harmony OS within the wake of the US commerce ban. The platform, which purportedly shares lots in widespread with Android, has largely been restricted to China. But an organization consultant has now revealed a tough window for wider availability.
Huawei govt Derek Yu advised Romania’s Adevărul outlet (h/t: Gizmochina) that Harmony OS will come to European customers in 2022. Yu gave his reply after the outlet requested why the not too long ago launched Huawei Nova 9 got here to the market with Android 11 as an alternative of Harmony OS.
It wouldn’t be the primary time Harmony OS gadgets landed in international markets, because the MatePad Pro line of tablets arrived with the platform earlier this 12 months. It would nevertheless mark the primary time we see the platform on smartphones exterior China.
Mate and foldable gadgets in 2022
One telephone line we haven’t seen in 2021 is the Mate sequence, with the Mate 50 household initially anticipated in Q3 or This fall this 12 months. This omission hasn’t gone unnoticed by Adevărul both, and the outlet requested Yu concerning the lacking system household.
“The Mate series is on its way and will be released in 2022,” the chief is quoted as saying. He didn’t make clear whether or not the 2022 Mate telephones would land in international markets or if they might be restricted to China. This wouldn’t be the one main launch to be delayed in some type, as the corporate revealed again in October that the P50 sequence international launch is postponed to early 2022.
Finally, the Huawei consultant acknowledged that the Mate X2 foldable didn’t make it to Europe, however mentioned the “latest foldable” will come to the area and might be launched at MWC 2022. It’s unclear if this newest system is just the Mate X2 or if it’s an all-new foldable. For what it’s value, Huawei restricted the unique Mate X to China in 2019 earlier than the tweaked Mate XS got here to international markets in 2020. But there are rumors concerning an all-new Huawei foldable being within the works. So we’ll have to attend and see what Huawei finally brings to MWC.
Nevertheless, it’s clear that Huawei nonetheless insists on having a worldwide presence within the smartphone house in 2022 regardless of its main slide within the final 12 months or two. But these hoping for sanctions to be lifted subsequent 12 months may not need to maintain their breath.