According to a new report published by a reliable source, Huawei may reveal its custom Hongmeng OS in the following days. It is speculated that the experimental operating system could be used as an alternative for Android, after the renowned smartphone manufacturer was excluded from the list of preferred partners, and had its access revoked to the basic version of the OS, which is available for everyone but doesn’t benefit from specialized support or optimizations.
The decision to ban Huawei was taken in the aftermath of an executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump. The order stipulates that U.S. companies aren’t allowed to buy equipment from manufacturers which have been deemed to be a risk for national security.
Consequences surfaced in just a few days as the manufacturer was banned by several organizations from the tech world, an event which further complicates the production and sale of future smartphones. Some analysts pointed out that the company has a close relationship with the Chinese government, receiving noticeable funding.
It seems that Huawei plans to showcase the upcoming operating system during its upcoming developer conference, which has been scheduled to take place on August 9th in Dongguan, China. In the past, high-ranking Huawei employees and representatives claimed that the OS was developed for IoT applications, and it will be available for Honor Smart TVs.
New data suggests that the company is working on a prototype smartphone which runs with the help of Hongmeng, and which could also be launched by the end of 2019. Launching a new smartphone with a standalone operating system could be a great move of Huawei, which continues to enjoy a solid reputation among smartphone owners.
Despite the current controversies, the revenue of the company increased by almost 25% in the first six months of the year, due to strong demand from the Chinese smartphone market. It remains to be seen if the OS will manage to attract the attention of the market in the long run.
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