Huawei Could Give Sailfish OS a Much Deserved New Lease of Life


If there is an operating system for smartphones beside Android that has dependably pulled my attention and has never frustrated me, it would unquestionably be Sailfish OS. Jolla’s operating system with motion route and support for Android apps could be set for a rebound thanks to Huawei and its issues with the US!

Huawei Sailfish OS

If you’ve been following the updates on the most recent couple of weeks, you know how Huawei is currently battling for its survival in the realm of mobile telephony outside of China. The US has forced a prohibition on Huawei that keeps it from having business relationships with US┬ácompanies and therefore numerous brands have pulled the plug on the Chinese giant. Google emerges in light of the fact that it can no longer affirm smartphones to run Android and cannot sign the agreements vital for the incorporation in Android of Google services and Gapps.

There have been numerous rumors about the presence of a proprietary operating system of Huawei prepared to annoy the market, however, we know well that the possibilities of accomplishment in a world split between Android and iOS are not so natural. Windows Phone and numerous others confirm this.


The most recent reports indicated how the Chinese brand had quickened the development of this secretive Hongmeng OS (Ark OS for the West) and planned to have it ready by this fall for the launch of Mate 30 Pro. It is even rumored that significant companies, for example, OPPO and Xiaomi are thinking about receiving the new operating system and that Honmeng OS locally supports Android applications and focused on advanced security highlights. The news even discussed a 60% presentation improvement over Android, which is difficult to believe if you’re somehow emulating that system to run your apps.

Aurora OS might be the best choice

Looking at the worldwide smartphone landscape it is hard to see a substantial candidate to become the replacement for Android. Windows Phone is dead, even with all the might of Microsoft behind it. Ubuntu Touch is a task on which there is not an excessive amount of emphasis. Firefox OS has never persuaded. WebOS by LG (formerly HP/Palm) and Tizen are mainly used on TVs and wearable and smart home gadgets.

Ubuntu Touch

There is one more player in this game that has played constantly beneath and that has not gotten the consideration it deserves so far, in my opinion. I’m discussing Sailfish OS, Jolla’s operating system. The holographic OS that awed with a system of practical and intelligent motions years before iOS and Android is still being developed and it is even possible to purchase a license and run it officially on some Sony Xperia smartphones.

Sailfish OS

In addition, Sailfish OS has discovered its market in Russia where it has even experienced help for various types of feature phones. The Bell mentions 2 sources that report that the executive of Huawei Guo Ping talked about the use of Aurora OS with Konstantin Noskov, the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.


But do you know what the most intriguing element of Sailfish OS is? Similarity with Android applications thanks to the so-called Alien Dalvik that Jolla uses under permit. Sailfish OS 3 supports the installation of Android applications with Oreo 8.1 similarity and, with a little practice, even supports many Google services! Aurora OS is a fork of Sailfish that is Open Source and could be a decent beginning point to build the new OS for Huawei!

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So far, it’s all speculation.

These (and the past ones) are, in any case, just speculations. Take these leaks with somewhat salt and don’t do like me: don’t get excited about the entry of a million smartphones with Sailfish OS on board on the ground that otherwise, you could be very disappointed…

Keep in mind that the US prohibition on Huawei will become effective in August and numerous things can still happen. Moreover, Huawei aside from affirming that he has been working for quite a long time on a replacement for Android has not released any official statement on what we can anticipate.


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