The ”we are working on a Home-grown Huawei OS” narrative has always been around for quite a number of years now, but just how soon it will materialize has also remained a subject of discussion. Huawei was reported to be speeding up its development in light of the recent restrictions placed on it which resulted to Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and other U.S. companies revoking their licenses to the Chinese company earlier last week.
While a Huawei exec seemingly confirmed during the US ban heat up that the Huawei Home-grown OS won’t be available until 2020, a leaked poster that surfaced on the web suggested the OS will be introduced at a special event in Hong Kong at 10 am on June 24, 2019, but ut this ain’t correct, says a source within the firm’s business unit. The rumor which must have stemmed from a recent statement credited to Huawei’s consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong who recently confirmed that Huawei is developing its own operating system, which will be available in the fall and next spring, and will be compatible with Android, mobile phones, computers, tablets, TVs, cars, smart wear, and other fields.
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Huawei recently filed for a trademark with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration for the protection of the Hongmeng moniker which it might end up using for its much-awaited Android alternative. The website of the trademark office shows that the application was submitted August 24, 2018, and the trademark is valid until May 13, 2029. The patent description has it that the 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.