The launch of the Huawei P50 can be delayed significantly
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(Pocket Ribbon) – The Huawei P50 series phones may not launch this month as previously rumored. A new report now suggests they have been rolled back, with a May launch event instead.
They are said to be the manufacturer's first handsets to run exclusively on HarmonyOS instead of Android, and this is the reason cited for the delay.
A news report on the Chinese website Zol claims that the phones, which are powered by the Kirin 9000L processor, will be released in May.
There's nothing more precise, unfortunately, but since we haven't heard of a major Huawei event in the next week, it seems very likely that the original March estimate was wrong after all.
HarmonyOS itself was set to launch in April. The operating system also known as HongMengOS in China, and Huawei hopes it will be a great success as an Android alternative.
Still on the US entity list and therefore still banned from using Google services, the company now relies on its own system to operate and be widely adopted by phone users. It is said the goal is to have more than 300 million handsets playing on HarmonyOS by the end of 2021.
We will update as and when we find out more.
Written by Rik Henderson.