Huawei has said that its newly announced Hongmeng/HarmonyOS is ready to be deployed on smartphones but the company wants to keep collaborating with Google and its OS’ ecosystem.
During his keynote at Huawei Developer Conference 2019, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Consumer BG revealed that Hongmeng is designed to work across various device platforms and if the US does not allow Huawei to use Android then the company can easily migrate from Android to Hongmeng OS with-in 1-2 days.
“Although, Huawei has considered using the Android ecosystem and its partnership with Google is a top priority,” said Yu.
Yu later revealed that the Research and Development (R&D) of Hongmeng OS has invested 4000-5000 people. He added, Huawei had originally planned to release Hongmeng in 2020 but due to the ongoing issues with the US, the company has accelerated the release.
Huawei has also announced that the Hongmeng OS is open-source software and its first version will be launched with Honor Smart Screen on August 10, and the company will provide more information for its developers.