During the Huawei Developer Conference, Richard Yu, CEO, told attendees about the new HarmonyOS. HarmonyOS can replace Android on its smartphones. "if we cannot use Android in the future, then we can immediately switch to HarmonyOS" Yu told attendees. Yu explained that the OS can do it all and it is different from Android and iOS.

“HarmonyOS 1.0 will be first adopted in its smart screen products, which are due to launch later this year. Over the next three years, HarmonyOS will be optimized and gradually adopted across a broader range of smart devices, including wearables, Huawei Vision, and head units for your car,” from an excerpt of an emailed press release.

HarmonyOS is seen as plan B if the trade ban affects Google's ability to support Huawei in the future. The U.S. ban directly affected the sale of Huawei phones and the usage of Android as the software.