tech2 News StaffJun 26, 2019 12:58:58 IST
After Trump ddministration announced a ban on Huawei products and services, it barred the company from doing business with US tech companies such as Alphabet Inc, whose Android OS is used in Huawei's phones. However, days later Huawei announced that it is working on its own operating system which will replace Android in its smartphones.
This week, a Huawei executive also announced that the company's own operating system — called Hongmeng OS — is ready to roll out to its users soon. Some reports suggest that could be as soon as October this year.
Per the recent extension from Google, Huawei will have access to Android only until August 2019.
Now, a report by Global Times suggests that Huawei's Hongmeng OS will apparently be 60 percent faster than Android. Reportedly, Oppo and Vivo have sent out their teams to test the new Huawei OS and found the operating system to indeed be 60 percent faster than Android. We cannot confirm these claims till we get a chance to test it out for ourselves. For all you know, it may just be a matter of building hype for a Chinese alternative to Android OS.
Further, the report also reveals that Tencent is also working with Huawei's EMUI team to test Hongmeng OS.
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Simultaneously, Huawei has applied to trademark its operating system in at least nine countries and Europe. According to data from the UN World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the trademark has been filed in countries such as Cambodia, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand.
Hongmeng OS will reportedly be used for gadgets ranging from smartphones, portable computers to robots and car televisions. Hongmeng OS is expected to ship on nearly 225 million devices by the end of this year.
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