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HarmonyOS Alternatives

HarmonyOS is described as 'lightweight, compact operating system with powerful functionality, and it will first be used for smart devices like smart watches, smart screens, in-vehicle systems, and smart speakers' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to HarmonyOS for a variety of platforms, including Android, Linux, Android Tablet, Linux Mobile and Windows. The best alternative is LineageOS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HarmonyOS are Android, Ubuntu Touch, Android-x86 and /e/.

HarmonyOS alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Mobile OSs or Android ROMs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HarmonyOS.
This page was last updated May 10, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Android

HarmonyOS is a lightweight, compact operating system with powerful functionality, and it will first be used for smart...

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  1. A free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc.

  2. Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

  3. Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system for mobile devices. It is adapted to run naturally in a mobile, touch-screen environment but is also capable of functioning as a desktop computer while in "desktop mode".

  4. Android-x86

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • VirtualBox
    • Self-Hosted
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Player

    This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for Android x86 support". The original plan is to host different patches for Android x86 support from open source community.

  5. /e/ is a fork of LineageOS that aims to be completely free of everything Google. Not only that, but there are a number of goals the developer has in mind for /e/ that more people feel are vital to a mobile operating system.

  6. Anbox puts Android into a container and every Android application will be integrated with your operating system. Any Android version is suitable for this approach and try to keep up with the latest version from the Android Open Source Project.

  7. GrapheneOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    GrapheneOS is a privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility developed as a non-profit open source project.

  8. MEmu

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Comparing to other Android emulators, MEmu provides the highest performance and greatest compatibility. It runs on nearly all Windows devices (PC, notebook, 2-in-1 devices, tablets).


    MEmu Installer is being flagged by many antivirus as a malware, risktool, adware...See in VirusTotal:


    Attempts to install Avast Antivirus, can be declined.

  9. Everyone needs a phone. Not everyone wants governments and corporations tracking their every move and spying on their communications. CalyxOS lets you have your cake and eat it too, with "Privacy by Design".

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  10. Replicant is a distribution of Android that is 100% Free Software.

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