Huawei states Hongmeng OS isn’t created as an Android replacement

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The Hongmeng OS isn’t for phones, Huawei’s senior vice president informed press reporters.


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Huawei apparently wishes to keep utilizing Google’s Android os in its phones rather of leaping to its self-developed Hongmeng system. Company senior vice president Catherine Chen informed press reporters in Brussels on Thursday that the Hongmeng OS isn’t even created for phones, according to Chinese state news firm Xinhua.

Chen obviously stated Hongmeng is for commercial usage, keeping in mind that it includes far less lines of code than a phone OS, and has much lower latency than a phone, suggesting it can process a  extremely high volume of information messages with little hold-up.


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Company chairman Liang Hua said last week that Hongmeng was mainly developed for internet of things (IoT) devices, according to TechNode, and Huawei hasn’t decided if it’ll be applied as a phone OS.

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

Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

First published at 2:15 a.m. PT.
Updated at 2:50 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.

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