After the ban on Huawei by the US, the Chinese manufacturer started looking for alternatives. For most sectors, the company has viable alternatives. However, replacing Google’s Android (specifically Google Mobile Services) seems to be the most difficult. Huawei subsequently launched its own operating system which we know as Harmony OS or HongMeng OS. At the time, there was no assurance that this system will be used on Huawei phones and tablets. However, the Harmony OS and HMS Ecology is now a priority development direction.
According to TechSina, at the Winter Davos Forum, Huawei founder, Ren Zhengfei, said that the HongMeng system is currently active. In addition, he stated that this system will be used in Huawei phones, tablets, TVs and other products in the future.
Regarding HongMeng, Wang Chenglu, president of Huawei’s consumer business software department, once said that Huawei’s mobile phones will still prefer Android. However, it will use the Harmony OS if there is a need for it to do so. In addition, the HongMeng system is also in the process of continuous improvement and development. The expectations are that it will be officially open source in August next year.
In addition, Joy Tan, Huawei’s senior vice president of public affairs, said in an interview that HongMeng OS code has fewer lines and higher security. According to Counterpoint, HongMeng operating system will exceed Linux by the end of 2020. It will become the fifth most popular intelligent digital terminal operating system.