Could the Huawei Operating System be the Go-To OS in Public Administration


Most public offices have a set operating system that’s in use. This rule may or may not be formally established. Still, it is widely known that having all the employees using the same operating system makes it easier when setting up shared networks and information. In many public offices across the world, the reigning systems are mostly iOS and Android. But in this article, we’re going to be taking a look at one of the underdogs.  This is an operating system that’s often underestimated and not too well-known; the Huawei operating system.

Everything you need to know about Huawei’s new OS

The new system is called HongMengOS or in English, HarmonyOS. If the operating system turns out to be everything CEO Richard Yu claims it’ll be, then a lot of offices might make the switch to HarmonyOS. 

Mr. Yu stated that other operating systems are sorely lacking in a unifying aspect. Operating systems like iOS, Android, and GoogleOS don’t make allowances for the vast and diverse devices that are connected to the internet. 

The operating system of Huawei will make this allowance, granting access to areas where other operating systems may not be allowed. 

HarmonyOS is also open-source, which means developers and other device manufacturers can easily make and add apps to it. This means that eventually, it’ll have an ample amount of useful apps on it, which is essential for any successful OS. It also means that devices of any make will be able to access these apps and download them.

Huawei phone turned on

The OS also plans to follow one of Apple’s strategies and make its system work on all device types. From smartphones to laptops, Huawei wants HarmonyOS to function on all of them. 

For public administrators, this could mean that access to information may no longer be bound by what device you’re using. There will be no need to navigate the treacherous waters of operating systems, networks, and connectivity. 

The Huawei OS may need some fine-tuning. However, it could turn into an excellent tool for public administration and can increase the efficiency and ease of information sharing. If everything is run by one open-source OS, there’ll be no need for enforced devices and operating systems in public offices. 


CEO Yu stated that the Huawei operating system could launch this year. However, HarmonyOS is a child of necessity and was only designed because the US clamped down on Google and Android’s relations with the Chinese tech giant. While US law has cut off Huawei’s support from Google, we’ve not heard anymore about HarmonyOS. 

Huawei has instead created new apps on their devices to replace the functionality of Google and access the apps everyone knows and loves. While this is not a bad strategy, we do hope to see the return of the Huawei operating system one day.