Huawei should soon be offering Huawei Browser, AppGallery and the HMS suite on Huawei MateBook PCs. A laptop with a Kirin 990 chip is also in the works and would be the first to benefit from it. Huawei would nevertheless prefer to run it on Deepin OS rather than on a variant of HarmonyOS at first.
Huawei continues to shed its reliance on U.S. tech. After announcing the replacement of Google applications by its own alternatives such as AppGallery or Petal Maps, the manufacturer unveiled HarmonyOS 2.0, the mobile operating system which is to replace Android on the brand’s smartphones.
However, there is another segment on which announcements were expected: Huawei computers. For now, this sector is a real challenge for Huawei, because of the overwhelming market share of Windows 10 and the leadership of American companies (mainly Intel and AMD) for the semiconductor part.
Huawei will launch a PC running Kirin 990 and Deepin OS
However, Huawei is said to be preparing two things. First, the arrival of Huawei Browser (Huawei’s home browser), AppGallery and the HMS suite on MateBook PCs. But there is also a new PC which is in the works. Huawei would have decided to bet like Apple on an ARM machine equipped with a Kirin 990.
The device would be called Huawei Quingyun L410 and would run on Deepin OS 20, a Chinese Linux distribution (owned by Wuhan Deepin Technology / UnionTech). The choice of Deepin OS rather than a variant of HarmonyOS is surprising, given that the company has been presenting HarmonyOS for weeks as being intended to be installed everywhere.
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The source behind the info also specifies that the machine will undoubtedly benefit from HarmonyOS via a later update. On the technical sheet side, next to the Kirin 990 SoC, we should find a 14 ″ screen, 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage. It remains to be seen what this will give, in particular a comparison of the latest ARM M1 macs whose performance has impressed since their release. The device should be launched as a priority in China before perhaps availability in other countries.