HMD Global has made great strides in reviving the Nokia brand in the world of Android mobiles. Whether it succeeds or not is still debatable, but, so far, it has definitely played the role of a good Android maker, especially when it comes to its commitment to Android updates. Now there are rumors that his Android honeymoon phase may be over and he’s courting another partner, one that would see the upcoming Nokia X60 and X60 Pro run Huawei’s shiny new HarmonyOS.
It’s really not that easy to rate what HarmonyOS really is beyond being Huawei’s cross-platform operating system. The company might vehemently deny the association and define what HarmonyOS is in marketing language full of buzzwords, but at least according to some developers’ analysis, its phone version still has a lot of hooks on Android. Calling it an Android fork is probably the closest thing, which means it’s Android but not Android either.
Is it just a rumor?
That’s what makes this new rumor quite surprising if it’s true. According to IThome, HMD Global has decided to put this same HarmonyOS in one of its upcoming phones, called the Nokia X60 and Nokia X60 Pro. HMD Global has experience with other mobile platforms, such as the Symbian-based S60 on its Nokia feature phones, but this Rumor comes out of nowhere even for the company.
One possible reason for this sudden change is that HMD may want to target the Chinese markets specifically with these two phones. The fact that HarmonyOS does not have access to Google Play services and applications is not a big problem in China, since they have not been available there anyway. In global markets, it is a deal breaker, as Huawei can attest.
As for the Nokia X60 with the possible Huawei HarmonyOS operating system itself, there is still some uncertainty regarding its specifications. However, features like a 200MP camera, 6,000mAh battery, and curved-edge displays have been mentioned. Those are features that definitely sound almost too good to be true, which only makes this rumored Nokia HarmonyOS phone sound even more fantastic.