Huawei Technologies Co seems to be going very quickly to prepare for the launch of its self-developed operating system: the Chinese technology giant has indeed delivered 1 million smartphones equipped with this software for testing.
This initiative is part of Huawei’s broader efforts to offset the impact of the US government’s ban on the world’s second-largest smartphone provider and the world’s largest telecom equipment manufacturer.
Institutional broker Rosenblatt Securities, an agency specialist, said in a report on the smart phone supply chain that Huawei has delivered 1 million smartphones with its “HongMeng” operating system, developed independently for tests.
According to the report, Huawei’s internal software would be compatible with all Android applications and would have “enhanced security features to protect personal data.”
According to the China Daily, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer group, said in a previous report that the company’s own operating system would be available “this fall or next spring at the latest. “.
The Huawei operating system will be compatible with mobile phones, computers, tablets, TVs, cars and smart portable devices, Yu said in a WeChat group of Internet experts.
These comments came after Google announced that it would partially exclude Huawei devices from its Android operating system to comply with the restrictions imposed by the United States on the Chinese company. But the US government announced on May 20 that it could delay its ban, which would give Huawei’s existing devices access to Android for 90 days.
In order to prepare a backup plan for worst-case scenarios, Huawei has been working for a long time on developing its own operating system. As part of the latest developments on the subject, Huawei Central, a website dedicated to news about the company, announced that Huawei had filed applications for the registration of the trademark “HongMeng” from almost all property organizations intellectual possibilities worldwide.
According to Huawei Central, the HongMeng registration application has been filed in countries and regions such as Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Australia and Europe.
At the same time, Google would also warn the US administration that it could jeopardize US national security if it enforced Huawei’s export restrictions, demanding to be exempted from any bans.
According to Xiang Ligang, general manager of the Information Consumption Alliance, Google’s argument is mainly motivated by a fear that the operating system developed by Huawei will reduce the dominance of Android in the global smartphone market.