Huawei has been through a lot this year this year has been the most toughest for them ever despite all the hardness Huawei has managed to grow considerably in the first three quarters of 2019. Huawei shipped more than 185 million smartphones in the first three quarters which is 26% more than the same period last year. And their profit margin has been increased by 8.7% as well. Recently Germany also agreed with the Huawei 5g testing.
The next big thing from Huawei is definitely the p40 Pro Huawei is gearing up for a big design change this time as well as introducing its own harmony OS onboard Now it looks like Huawei has realized that HarmonyOS is their best bet going forward in countering the US ban. And to make the HarmonyOS platform grow, they’re thinking about this idea which is quite famous in the world of PCs and laptops, the Dual boot operating system. If you’re not aware, dual booting is a way of using two operating systems on a single device.
Now, according to inside information in China, Huawei is thinking about installing two operating systems on their upcoming Huawei P40 Pro which is likely coming in March. One is going to be Android, of course, and the other is their own HarmonyOS. How it’s gonna basically work is, while you are booting your device up, a boot manager program displays a menu, allowing you to choose the operating system you wish to use. If you want Android select android, if you want harmony select harmony but you can’t use both at the same time.
Just like how it works on PCs. Another interesting thing is, Huawei can just issue an OTA update and make every Huawei smartphone out there compatible with dual booting. The devices like the Mate 30 Pro, P30 series, Mate 20 series and so on can be able to dual boot in the future with a software update. So it’s not just limited to the P40 Pro. Basically, the idea behind all of this is to give more exposure to the HarmonyOS. So that users will get familiar with the new operating system.
Also it’ll increase the market share of the HarmonyOS without much of an effort that might convince developers to make apps for this new platform. Remember that apps make or break an operating system, a very reason why windows phone failed in the first place. So if this rumor actually pans out then it’s really a great idea. But it’s just a rumor, we don’t know whether or not this is going to actually happen but it makes sense to believe that Huawei is thinking about this. Huawei will do anything to save the sinking ship. And the dual OS is something that makes sense for them to try if things don’t improve by next month.