A blistering review of “HarmonyOS” – Huawei’s touted answer to Google’s Android. Turns out it’s actually really Android – at least that’s what the reviewer had access to after an onerous application process which includes a two-day background check.
No discernible difference between Huawei’s “all-new” OS and Android.
And he’s not kidding about the obfuscated language.
Update (2021-06-03): Huawei officially launches HarmonyOS. In summary: HarmonyOS on IoT and smartwatch is based on Huawei’s LiteOS. HarmonyOS for phones and tablets is still based on Android.
The onerous sign-up process remains.