A shocking announcement of Huawei’s OS sets the stage for something new following VP’s declaration. Rumour has it say Huawei’s Hongmeng will replace Android. In the recent issue, it turns out that it is designed not to replace Android. Thus, the company will keep on using Android in the future.
Senior VP Catherine Chen’s revealed this to public during the visitation at a media roundtable at Brussels, Belgium. Contrary to people’s expectation, The OS would not be Android’s competitor. Instead, the company prefers to focus on reaching wider smartphones market.
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“Hongmeng is not designed for phones as everyone thinks. We didn’t develop the OS to replace Google—and if Google does withdraw its OS from Huawei, we will need to start building an ecosystem because we don’t have a clear plan yet,” argued Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s CEO.
Instead, Huawei’s Hongmeng is actually for IoT (the Internet of Thing) and industrial purposes. However, this does not mean that there is no possibility its use as an Android alternative in the future. The tech giant’s chairman, Liang Hua, signified uncertainty accordingly.
“We haven’t decided yet if Hongmeng can be developed as a smartphone operating system in the future,” he added.
The reason being is that this OS contains much fewer lines of code than a smartphone OS.
The Development of the OS
Its development, actually, started far before the company received “ban” from US government. Following the ban, the news of its development spread like a wildfire. Public perceives this as Huawei’s attempts to battle the ban.
Accordingly, the execs even opined that this new OS is faster than Android although later on this news was a misunderstanding.
In 2012, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business said that the launch of “a new OS” that would be compatible with all apps. If this OS did not refer to Hongmeng, Huawei might be developing another OS.
However, if it really were Hongmeng, Huawei might encounter a harsh time later on if the US reapplies its ban. After the ban, Huawei is facing various difficulties until now.
As the story might unfold a new twist in the future, we can sum up that Huawei’s Hongmeng will not replace Android for now.
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