Huawei most likely to launch phone with internal os in 2019


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In May 2019 the United States federal government prohibited Huawei from utilizing any software application or hardware produced by American business, 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 its own exclusive os 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 as soon as again able to utilize following Trump reversing his previous blacklisting, will power flagship gadgets such as the Mate and Pro phones.

Huawei executive Catherine Chen stated in July that Hongmeng is being constructed, however not for phones. 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. 

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But Huawei’s comments on Hongmeng haven’t been completely consistent, as company founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said last month that Hongmeng is “likely” to be faster than Android. 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. 

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