Following the US President’s blacklist orders (that were later revised), many big tech partners like Google and Panasonic shunned Huawei, drastically affecting the company’s standing in the market. Nonetheless, the Chinese tech giant, attempting to put up a brave face, tried to figure out a solution amidst this chaos. With Android out of its reach now, the company is planning to become self-sufficient in the future. How? By launching its own series of apps and OS by the name of HongMeng, making the future Huawei devices Android-free.
We found the rumors true because recently, Huawei filed the intellectual property rights document in native language, to the Chinese government, revealing its trademarked HongMeng operating system, which will be launched in China first and elsewhere later. The trademark leaks predict that the upcoming OS will be customized for both smartphones and desktop computers. Knowing that Huawei phones did outstanding business in the first quarter of 2019, we’re predicting the said OS will be launched first for the smartphones.
It strongly suggests that the world’s third-largest tech giant means some serious business now.
The company faced another blow, when ARM—the British chip designer announced about halting all commercial activities with them, despite Google issuing a temporary license to the company. This could be a problem, as the Chinese brand would need ARM’s assistance to continue making custom SoCs.
Although the users were assured regarding the custom OS, by top-notch Huawei staff like Dr. Wang Chenglu (President of Huawei’s Convergent Communications product line) and Mr. Richard Yu (Huawei’s Head of Consumer Business), yet it’ll be a tough nut to crack for the company, especially after the US blamed it for cyber espionage. If the OS or the apps provided on it, face any serious security challenge in the future, it would definitely impact the company’s market reputation.
Hopefully, Huawei will find a way around these issues, in hopes of continuing its business worldwide.