Huawei is working really hard on its alternative operating system as a replacement to Android following its ban in the US. It is gearing up to release the first devices with HongMeng OS in October. The company has been developing its own OS, which is called HongMeng OS in China and may be called Ark OS for global markets.
According to Global Times, the new OS was developed along with Tencent representatives, along with Oppo and Vivo also present to test the new OS. Based on the tests, it has been revealed that Huawei’s new OS is 60 percent faster than Google’s Android.
Huawei has also applied to trademark Hongmeng in at least nine countries as well as Europe. The trademark demonstrates Huawei’s seriousness about launching its own mobile OS. The move was made necessary for the Chinese-owned technology company following Google’s compliance with the US ban. The latest patent in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Brand Database reveals that a request to trademark the HongMeng name has been filled in a broad list of countries including Australia, Canada, Cambodia, the European Union, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand.
According to a report by China Daily earlier this week, Huawei has already shipped 1 million devices with the new HongMeng OS for testing. The software is also said to be compatible with all Android applications and can support phones, computers, tablets, TVs, cars, wearables and so on.
The analyst predicts that despite the troubles between the United States and China, Huawei will be able to manage and successfully surpass its 200 million milestone in shipments from 2018 and will push between 215 million and 225 million units, fortifying its second place in the world, even if it had to put on hold its aim to become the top manufacturer globally.