It’s all started in March this year, when Yu Chengdong AKA Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business division told, Huawei has developed its own operating systems for smartphones and computers in case the company can’t use Android or Windows systems following tensions between Huawei and the US government.
In Mid-May, the US president Donald Trump announced national emergency and imposed business restrictions on the Chinese telecom giant which prohibits it from buying or selling any new products to US firms.
After this series of events, We’ve reported that the company’s upcoming operating system is developed under Hongmeng name and was in active development since the year 2012.
The company was testing this OS in his devices through the internal process but our source hasn’t clearly said that it’ll definitely be named Hongmeng but did confirmed that it’s related to the OS.
New information revealed that Huawei’s OS is based on Linux and Hongmeng name is related to Chinese mythology. That fits in the lineup of names like processor series “Kirin” which is also derived from the name of a mythical chimerical creature ‘Qilin’.
Also, This OS will be used as a universal operating system for multiple platforms including smartphones and notebooks.
Apart from an operating system, there’s always a need of application ecosystem that is tagged with several problems including compatibility and bugs, please read the full article here where we’ve highlighted Huawei’s main issues in the development applications to support this new OS.
According to Huawei’s consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong, Huawei’s first-ever self-developed operating system will soon be launched this fall the earliest and no later than spring next year. Interestingly, the new Huawei OS will be compatible with all Huawei phones, tablets, TV, and wearable devices.
He also revealed that Huawei’s OS is also compatible with all Android applications and all web applications.
Huawei CEO again confirmed the launch date to CNBC, that Huawei’s operating system could be ready by the fourth quarter of this year and a version for the global market in the first or the second quarter of 2020.
This sentence has also grown possibilities that the company may come up with a different name for the global market but not confirmed by the official at that time.
He also said the operating system will support all android apps and come with its “App Gallery” as a default app store.
However, the Huawei executive stressed that the company will only launch its operating system if it will receive a permanent ban from using Google or Microsoft products.
Huawei has registered trademarked for “Huawei Hongmeng” from China’s Trademark Office of national intellectual property administration with an application submission date of Aug 24, 2018, which was publically announced on May 14, 2019, and the duration of this registration is valid from May 14, 2019, to May 13, 2029.
The application is registered under multiple categories, including – Operating System Program, Computer Operating Program, Computer Operating Software. All of these categories confirms that “Hongmeng” is the name of Huawei’s operating system.
Moreover, the categories also include – Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop and more, showing that the company has prepared it for all its devices ecosystem, which we’ve also reported about.
If you are interested in checking the trademark application details please visit the original article here.
Huawei has registered “Huawei ARK OS” trademark at EUIPO, on May 24, 2019, and submitted in the same categories including Operating System.
It looks like we could have a global name of the “Hongmeng OS”. The Huawei ARK OS could be the name of the upcoming Huawei OS, which will work on all the device globally, except China.
There are fake reports that said Huawei’s self-developed operating system will be 60% faster compared to Android OS and will also support IOS apps.
As of now, according to our information, we want to confirm that there are no such statements made by any Huawei executive or official regarding these subjects.
Check more details in a dedicated article here.
A report revealed that Huawei has allegedly shipped 1 million smartphones with the software onboard for testing, and with the compatibility to run all Android applications.
Rosenblatt Securities revealed in a smartphone supply chain report that Huawei has allegedly shipped 1 million smartphones with the software onboard for testing, with the software also said to be compatible with all Android applications and has “increased security functions to protect personal data.”
Google believes that the Chinese company can not provide the level of security it has for the Android OS. A Huawei-modified version of Android OS would be more susceptible to being hacked.
Huawei could launch a new self-made OS in Q3 2019. The name could be “Hongmeng OS” in China and will be known as “Ark OS” globally,
we’ve confirmed that Huawei has filed the “HongMeng” trademark applications in almost every possible intellectual property organizations around the globe.
Huawei’s self-developed operating system identified as ‘HongMeng‘ is yet to unveil by the company but a well-known industry analyst says this OS will be coming in October featuring in low-end devices.
Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei’s public affairs and communications, said in an interview that the company will “presumably” trademark Hongmeng, which he said has likely been rolled out to a million devices in China
More to come, so stay tuned…