Earlier today, Huawei confirmed that it is preparing their plan B OS slated to launch later this year and also confirmed that the OS will be available in two different versions, optimized for domestic and global users.
The CEO of Huawei told CNBC that the new OS will be ready by the fourth quarter of this year for the domestic market and will create a rollout version for outside China in either the first or the second quarter of 2020.
According to our previous report, it is possible that this new operating system will be named as “Hongmeng” or “Hong Meng” for the Chinese users and the company may come with a different name for the global market.
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.
Last week, The US Commerce Department added Huawei into the trade blacklist and imposed restrictions that’ll make it very difficult for the company to do business with American firms.
Following the US Commerce Department, Google also suspended its business with Huawei and canceled sharing hardware, software, and its services except for the ones with open source license.
Later on, the US eased its restriction on Huawei and provided a temporary license for 90 days to manage the business with its existing users, which also allows Google to send software updates to Huawei phones including monthly security patches for the timeline.