Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, confirmed that Huawei is developing its own operating system, and it will be available this fall. It is reported that Huawei’s own operating system will be named “Hongmeng OS”. Today, the website of the Trademark Office showed that Huawei has applied for registration of the “Huawei HongMeng” trademark.
Although the application date is August 24, 2018, the registration announcement date is May 14, 2019. The exclusive permission period is From May 14, 2019, to May 13, 2029. In the product name column, Huawei Hongmeng can be applied to operating system programs, computer operating programs, computer operating software, etc. This further verifies the fact that Huawei’s own operating system is named “Hongmeng” and it is on its way.
Yu Chengdong revealed that HongMeng OS will be available for various fields such as mobile phones, computers, tablets, TVs, automobiles, and smart wearers. It will also be compatible with Android applications and all Web applications. Yu Chengdong said that Huawei has always insisted on building the core competence of its own chips and insisting on using and cultivating its own chips.
Since the United State government added Huawei Technology to its entity list, it has been one bad news or another for Huawei. A couple of companies and associations have withdrawn their association from Huawei as a result of the ban. The likes of AMD, ARM, Google, Intel, Qualcomm, etc. have suspended cooperation with Huawei. In addition, JEDEC (Solid State Technology Association), a leader in the microelectronics industry, has temporarily disqualified Huawei’s subsidiary, Hisilicon, from participating in JEDEC activities unless the US lifts the ban.
SDA (SD Association) which controls memory card standard, also removed Huawei from its membership list, which means that Huawei’s future mobile phones may not be able to continue to use microSD cards, and may even cover notebooks. Although Huawei has introduced its own NM memory card standard, it is currently only supported by a few flagship models, and related products are not widely available. Furthermore, the PCIe standard organization PCI-SIG also canceled Huawei’s membership. It will be interesting to see how Huawei responds to these issues as it does not appear that Huawei is ready to cut a deal with the US government.