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It doesn't matter if it's faster or has more features, it is hard to get a foothold in the Smartphone market. Windows Phone was better than Android IMO, it had a much cleaner UI ( Compared to Android 2.3), better battery management and was much easier to develop. But at the end of the day , developers just did not write apps for it.

HarmonyOS will end up in the same boat. Devs won't write apps for HarmonyOS because it wouldn't have users and users wouldn't buy Huawei because it doesn't have apps. It's a chicken and egg problem which is really hard to solve.

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