It is no longer news that Huawei is developing its own operating system which could be called HongMeng OS in China and Ark OS in other countries. In fact, this system has passed the trademark certification of the Chinese Trademark Office as well as the European Intellectual Property Office.
Recent reports show that Huawei applied for a smartphone interface patent in the name of “Huawei Ark OS”, “Ark” and “Huawei Ark” in the German Patent and Trademark Office in March this year. The patent application also includes a series of screenshots. However, it is not clear whether the screenshot belongs to Huawei’s forthcoming HongMeng/Ark system.
One of the screenshots has the phrase “Android Green Alliance” which suggests that the HongMeng/Ark system can be compatible with Android applications. The Android Green Alliance is jointly launched by Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent, and Netease. It aims to create a safe, reliable and healthy application ecosystem. At present, many companies have joined. Previously, Yu Chengdong revealed that Huawei OS will be compatible with smartphones, computer, tablet, TV, car, smart wear, and more systems.
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Furthermore, the latest report from Global Times reiterated that this operating system would be called “HongMeng OS” in China but would go under the name “Oak OS” in other markets. In addition, Global Times said “Huawei is intensively testing its own operating system, to be named “HongMeng OS” for China market or “Oak OS” for the overseas market, which is likely to be launched in August or September, sources say.”
#Huawei is intensively testing its own operating system, to be named "HongMeng OS" for China market or "Oak OS" for overseas market, which is likely to be launched in August or September, sources say. https://t.co/hqA7JJdjjS
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) June 7, 2019
Google, on the other hand, has warned the Trump government that Huawei’s ban could be devastating to the US because the ban is now energizing Huawei to develop its own operating system. If Huawei’s system is successful, Android is bound to lose some patronage especially from the vast Chinese OEMs which will, in turn, compromise the US national interests.