In May 2019 the, indicating its popular line of phones might no longer utilize Android as an operation system. Now, in reaction, Chinese state-run media publication Global Times stated that, yes, Huawei remains in the procedure of developing called “Hongmeng.”
An unnamed source informed the publication that Huawei will launch a 2,000-yuan (approximately $290) Hongmeng-powered phone in the 4th quarter, which it’ll appear “along with the Huawei Mate 30 series.”
If real, this suggests Hongmeng would be utilized on Huawei’s lower-tier phones while Android, which Huawei is, will power flagship gadgets such as the Mate and Pro phones.
Huawei executive Catherine Chen stated in July that Hongmeng. It’s created for internet-of-things (IoT) gadgets, such as clever Televisions, and kept in mind that it includes far less lines of code than a phone OS. Bumping the OS elegance to work on low-end phones would resemble a technique often utilized by Samsung, whose Tizen os powers clever watches, electronic cameras and the periodic budget-priced phone.
But Huawei’s comments on Hongmeng haven’t been completely consistent, as company founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said last month that. He did say, like Chen, that Hongmeng is intended to work across IoT devices, and said Huawei is working on an app ecoyststem to rival the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.