Catherine Chen, a senior vice president, told the press yesterday that Huawei's Hongmeng OS, which the wider media has fingered as a potential Android successor, was designed for industrial use and contains a magnitude of code less than what a modern consumer device operating system would require.
First published at 2:15 a.m. PT. Updated at 2:50 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.
Recently the HongMeng OS was also tested on a few smartphones and testers also shared their experience on the same but since U.S. administration said that their firm can now resume doing business with Huawei Inder certain conditions, Huawei might have given a second thought on not using the OS for smartphones.
According to Chen, the company's Hongmeng operating system is not an alternative to Android, but has been designed for "industrial use". Hua later stated that he wasn't sure if Hongmeng could be deployed as a smartphone OS in the future, Technode reports.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has already confirmed Huawei smartphone sales were down by at least 40 million units following the US trade ban against it. "The Hongmeng system also has extreme low latency compared with a smartphone operating system", Xinhua news agency cited the executive as saying. It was due to less-than-fantastic outlook from Google's home country's laws with regard to Huawei that this all started.
Huawei is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, and has been one of the most-talked-about companies in the tech news space for the past several years.
"Huawei is a worldwide leading vendor of equipment to telecommunications operators such as Vodafone, has also become in recent years an global powerhouse of consumer devices such as smartphones, which run on the Android system".