Huawei's New Operating System Is Insanely Fast Versus Android


"Presumably we'll be trying to put trademarks".

However, the company has been claiming that it's working on its very own smartphone operating system, and recent reports go as far as to say that the new OS might be released sometime later this year.

No one knows exactly what will happen to Huawei in around two months, when a USA executive order is (theoretically) set to come into effect, essentially banning the Chinese tech giant from doing business with long-time partners like Google, Qualcomm, Intel, and possibly even Arm, to name just a few.

"Today, Huawei, we are still committed to Microsoft Windows and Google Android", Yu told CNBC last month.

In an ominous, but vague, warning China said earlier this month that it was drawing up a list of "unreliable" foreign companies, organisations and individuals in what could signal retaliation for the USA sanctions on Huawei. Some analysts, however, believe the new OS will be launched early next year with the debut of a new P series flagship. It's supposed to serve as a universal operating system replacing both Android and Windows, albeit running Android apps has become a priority for the company. However, Huawei's safest bet right now would be to make a smartphone OS on its own, since it's been effectively banned from using Android on its phones (other than AOSP), and having a homegrown smartphone operating system might give Huawei an advantage, if its OS could compete against behemoths such as Android and iOS. However, the world's second-largest maker of smartphones has not yet revealed details about its OS.

Interestingly, Guo Mingxi also predicts that Huawei will manage to ship over 215 to 225 million units of its smartphones this year, despite the troubles between the United States and China.

Now, if all the existing devices get a HongMeng update, it could take away a significant share from Android.

One of the major drawbacks Huawei would face from having to leave behind Google's Android mobile OS is its loss of access to its Play Store and the vast collection of verified and trusted apps that come with it.

Andrew Williamson, vice-president of Huawei's public affairs and communications, said Hongmeng was moving forward.

Still, Google won't be able to rest easy or dismiss the potential threat from the Chinese giant, which will have a huge domestic market as a protective shield.

Huawei representatives in Peru declined to provide immediate comment, while the Chinese embassy in Lima did not respond to requests for comment.