Huawei’s rival OS to take on Android - Everything we know so far

Huawei's New Operating System Is Insanely Fast Versus Android

Yesterday, the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G edition was spotted on the database of the 3C authority of China.

Apart from helping China show off its might, launching a self-developed OS will enable Huawei to guard against potential severe erosion in its smartphone share in overseas markets.

Huawei has applied to trademark its Hongmeng OS in various countries, Reuters reported on Thursday, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets.

President Trump's move in recent weeks to put Huawei on a blacklist that bans United States companies from doing business with the Chinese brand nearly immediately led to chatter that Huawei's ambition of one day being the biggest smartphone maker in the world just got kneecapped.

In response, Huawei - the world's second-biggest phone maker - has been ramping up plans for its own operating system, which it wants to release by early 2020, according to Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei's consumer division.

The Trump-administration had in May blacklisted the Huawei and imposed sanctions on the sale of its equipment in the US.

Per the recent extension from Google, Huawei will have access to Android only until August 2019. -China trade conflict and export restrictions on Huawei, and cut its revenue forecast for the year by 8%.

This is a possible solution which would result in the new operating system being compatible with Android applications, but Huawei will still be unable to pre-load Google apps and services on its devices.

The company has denied its products pose a security threat. Some analysts, however, believe the new OS will be launched early next year with the debut of a new P series flagship.

Huawei has come under mounting scrutiny for over a year, led by USA allegations that "back doors" in its routers, switches and other gear could allow China to spy on US communications.

Global Times reports that companies like Tencent, OPPO, and VIVO sent employees to Huawei to test the new internally-called HongMeng operating system. According to FunkyHuawei, the company is already intensely testing this system.

Huawei, for sure, will face a challenge to build an ecosystem once it launches its OS, as getting all worldwide app developers on board to tweak their products for the new Chinese platform won't be too easy.

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