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Huawei Pioneers New OS: Hongmeng Trademarked to Replace Android in PCs and Laptops

Perhaps everyone knows about the Huawei and Google’s recent spat. Though it is not limited to these two companies, in particular, the trade dispute between China and the US has affected Huawei adversely. With the recent success Huawei managed with its P30 pro and the Mate lineup, it is hard to believe that this would be the thing that causes the company problems. For Huawei though, the tech giant isn’t going to stop there. This is not the Chinese way, to be honest. They have always manufactured or developed stuff specifically for their own market. Take, we chat for instance. China majorly uses WeChat instead of the all famous WhatsApp that the rest of the world uses. This may seem odd to the readers but that is what China does. Same is the case with Uber, they have an alternative for that too.

Perhaps that is why this time Huawei is working on a solution for the recent dilemma they face. Not only has Google decided to end support but ARM too has put in their input to the matter. According to a report by MSPOWERUSER, Huawei has started working on its own operating system called Hongmeng.

According to the report, the Chinese giant had been preparing for this day for quite a while and had coined its OS back in August, 2018. Trademarking its product, China plans to completely phase out Android from its market and make Hongmeng the new norm. The trademark allows them to keep all the rights to it till 2029. The surprising turn of events is how quickly the company has recovered from a major setback. The report states that Huawei plans on making the firmware public by the end of fall, this year. Not only that, but they’d be putting it in future laptops as well, competing with Google’s Chromebooks. The firmware Hongmeng would be running Android apps and Huawei would take full advantage of the leeway period they get till the ban is still lifted.

This would mean that both their devices, mobiles and laptops running the firmware would be able to support Android apps. It is actually a remarkable step by the company. Besides, it’s China we’re talking about. They have had an alternative for every app as we mentioned above. Perhaps the question now remains how well would this operating system function and how well will it work with Android-based applications. Only time will tell but a major issue still stands though. What will Huawei do about its processors now that ARM has decided to end support? Again, time will tell what the Chinese giant has in store.


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