Huawei adds a new Control Center in HarmonyOS: does it remind you of anything?

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Since first announcements by Huawei, around HarmonyOS doubts are hovering, first of all about its concreteness. Back then, those were times when it was not clear what the long-term effect of the US ban would be on the company. It was speculated that Huawei's could be a kind of bluff, in the hope of being able to freely return to use Google services. But this was not the case: even with the change of presidency from Trump to Biden, the company is still unable to free trade with the West and it seems that there will be no turning back. In short, from now on the next Huawei smartphones will be made by HarmonyOS 2.0, but other doubts remain.

HarmonyOS 2.0 receives a new Quick Settings screen: here are the similarities with Xiaomi's MIUI 12

One above all the actual originality of an operating system that stands as new and independent but has proven to be very attached to android. The first tests have underlined the similarities between the two OS, revealing that Huawei's one basically looks like a reskin of EMUI 11. But since we are still in beta testing, it is still early to give a definitive opinion on the degree of originality of HarmonyOS. It is not yet known when Huawei's OS will become a concrete reality, but in the meantime, demonstration videos continue to be broadcast on the network. One above all the one aboard Huawei Mate X2 which is circulating in these hours.

Meanwhile, someone has well thought of showing some of the peculiarities of the latest version of the HarmonyOS. As in the case of this one “New” Quick Settings screen and I use quotes because a careful look will have noticed some similarities. Beyond those with the latest generation iPhone users, the similarity with the control Center area of MIUI 12 di Xiaomi. This is not a 1: 1 copy, as Huawei has opted for a different geometric arrangement of the elements. But the similarities with the way in which Xiaomi's latest UI manages shortcuts are obvious, starting with the main panels at the top and the secondary ones immediately below, followed by the home automation devices at the bottom.

Obviously not even Xiaomi has invented such a system, among other things partially attributable to the management of the Tiles of the late Windows Mobile. Also because what matters, in the end, is functionality rather than originality, at least in practice.

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