Huawei Attempting to Fully Break Free of the Google Prison

Weening off of the Western software that all computer systems are based on is a big, decades-long project.

However, the fact that there is so much open source software makes it a lot easier.


Huawei has unveiled its new in-house-developed operating system, HarmonyOS NEXT, which the Chinese tech giant expects to help it break with the Android ecosystem.   

The company last week announced plans to roll out a developer version of the platform in the second quarter of the current year followed by the full commercial version in the fourth quarter. The step comes as part of Huawei’s ambitious plan to bolster its own software ecosystem.

The Shenzhen-based corporation first unveiled its proprietary Harmony system back in 2019, and launched it on some smartphones a year later. However, shortly thereafter the US imposed restrictions aimed at cutting the Harmony system’s access to Google’s technical support.

As a result, unlike previous consumer versions of the HarmonyOS, the new version is not compatible with Android. The company has opened its first developer beta test to acquire testers and experience key features.

Last year, Huawei launched its Mate60 series of smartphones that, according to the company, will be powered by a domestically developed chip set. The release represented a remarkable comeback into the high-end smartphone market for Huawei, which has been struggling under US sanctions for years.

I’m hopeful about China’s plan to create an entire new computer ecosystem. If anyone has the resources to do it, it’s the Chinese.

But it’s very sad that we’re all locked in this Jewish techno prison in the first place.

Closed source software was always a prison.

No one should have agreed to this.

At the beginning of the computer age, we should have listened to the very smart people claiming that closed software was a prison being built around us.

He tried to warn us.