Volkswagen is reportedly in discussions with Huawei to integrate HarmonyOS, Huawei’s operating system, into its cars sold in China. This move is driven by the preference of Chinese customers for domestic products, making HarmonyOS an ideal fit for Volkswagen vehicles in the Chinese market.
HarmonyOS, which was developed by Huawei in response to the US ban, has been gaining traction across different devices. Despite the ban, Huawei has been able to continue using the Android platform due to its open-source Linux nature. HarmonyOS is versatile, capable of running on various devices such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, computers, wireless earphones and now cars.
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Some Chinese cars, like the Aito M5, already come pre-installed with HarmonyOS. Additionally, Huawei’s smartphones, widely popular in China, exclusively use HarmonyOS as their operating system.