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Huawei will bring Harmony OS to more products next year, but not phones

It wants to keep using Android in its phones, tablets and computers.

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Huawei will apparently equip more products with its Harmony OS next year. 

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Huawei intends to use its own Harmony operating system in more products next year, but its phones, tablets and computers won't be among them, Reuters reported late Sunday. The embattled Chinese company hopes to stick with Google's Android mobile OS for those devices, a Huawei spokesperson told Reuters.

The company has been forced to consider alternatives to Android as it faces trade restrictions from the US government that could cut off its access to tech from US companies, and unveiled Harmony OS in September It said at the time that the system would come to smart TVs and other "smart screen" devices in 2019.

Huawei declined further comment.

First published at 5:06 a.m. PT.
Updated at 9:40 a.m. PT: Adds more detail, notes that Huawei declined comment.