Huawei’s Hongmeng OS Could Be Revealed This Week
Earlier this year, it was uncovered that Huawei had been working on a secret operating system since the year 2012. The fact was revealed after the US Commerce Department designated the Chinese corporation to an entity list that revoked it from having any sort of trade relations from US-based companies.
According to leaks and reports, the OS is called Hongmeng OS and is based on a microkernel. This allows the operating system to run on various electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, TVs, IoT peripherals and many more.
Moreover, reports in the past claimed that Huawei had already shipped close to one million smartphones that run Hongmeng OS. However, the claim is yet to be verified.
Fortunately, the ban imposed on Huawei has now been lifted. Though, when the ban was still in effect, it was alleged that the company will sell future devices running it in-house developed OS. Following the ban uplift, a senior company executive revealed that the company will continue to use Android OS for its flagship devices.
Surprisingly, a fresh piece of new claims that a Hongmeng OS running smartphone will launch in the Q4 of 2019. Notably, the upcoming device is reported to be priced around the CNY 2000 price bracket which is approximately Rs 20,000.
Therefore, it is clear that Huawei wants to target an affordable device with its own OS rather than launching high-end flagship devices right away.
According to a Chinese news agency, Global Times, the Hongmeng OS will first be reviewed with the Honor TV. The device will reportedly be unveiled at the Huawei’s developer conference which is set to kick off from the 9th of August.
What are your thoughts on HongMeng OS, Can this new OS go head to head with long-settled contenders like Android and iOS? Let us know in the comments below.