Hongmeng OS is not for smartphones, Huawei VP confirms

Catherine Chen Huawei board member and Senior Vice President

Hongmeng OS is not for smartphones, Huawei VP confirms - GSMArena.com news

We got the first rumblings that the Huawei trademarked Hongmeng in China after Google locked the company out of its Android updates in May, following the USA government blacklisting Huawei networking gear and President Donald Trump signing an executive order effectively banning it. Google resumed work with Huawei after the U.S. eased restrictions.

The HongMeng OS was confirmed by the company soon after it was banned by the United States government.

His remarks came after Google restricted Huawei's use of its Android OS in May following the US Commerce Department's statement that it was adding Huawei Technologies Co and 70 affiliates to its so-called "Entity List".

In June, The Financial Times cited unnamed sources as saying that Google is concerned it would not be allowed to update its Android operating system on Huawei's smartphones, which it argues would prompt the Chinese company to develop its own version of the software.

It appears the Hongmeng OS contains much fewer lines of code - hundreds of thousands, instead of dozens of millions like the mobile operating systems.

The executive said the platform had been in development long before recent talks about an Android alternative kicked off.

Earlier, during an interview, Huawei's founder and CEO had said that the HongMeng OS will be used in a wide range of products, including routers, network switches, tablets, computers and data centers. Huawei also trademarked another operating system called as Harmony OS. What do you this about this latest news on HongMeng OS? Should you think Huawei must make its own Operating system to compete against Google's Android OS? Comment in the section below to share your views on the same and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.

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