Honor will choose the best of several open-source systems to use in the future, and whether it will use HarmonyOS "depends on its open-source progress," said George Zhao, the Chinese phone maker's CEO.
Honor held its first product launch since independence from Huawei on January 22, and Zhao said in an interview after the event that while Honor was born out of Huawei, but it would also follow the industry's rules for business cooperation.
HarmonyOS, Huawei's in-house developed operating system with a microkernel distributed architecture, was announced as open source in August 2019.
In the same month, Honor launched Honor Smart Screen, a smart TV equipped with HarmonyOS.
However, no cell phone has been equipped with HarmonyOS until now. Rumors say that Huawei P50 will be the first smartphone to be equipped with HarmonyOS.