Huawei introduced HarmonyOS Next to developers this summer as the future operating system for all Huawei devices. According to Huawei boss Richard Yu, HarmonyOS Next is almost ready for public release to end users and all native applications have already been updated.
However, there is still a big gap in the system – support for Android APKs and installation files for Android apps are missing. Accordingly, HarmonyOS Next cannot install Android apps or read Android code. Visually, the new operating system appears to be identical to the current HarmonyOS. However, Huawei seems to have stopped supporting Android libraries.
Accordingly, Huawei appears to be taking its in-house operating system more seriously than previously known. According to sources at Chinese online job board Zhilian Recruitment, companies are currently recruiting employees to develop HarmonyOS Next. Key positions include software development, mobile development and software testing in the Internet, computer software and telecommunications/value-added services sectors.
Over 75% of positions require at least a bachelor’s degree and more than 3 years of professional experience. In return, Huawei also offers the prospect of an above-average salary.