Huawei Mate 30 can be the first phone with the Hongmeng operating system
The news was distributed to Reuters on Thursday. Huawei vice president Andrew Williamson said: “Huawei is going to bring a replacement to the market [for Android].”
The message follows separate reports. Huawei has a trademark for Hongmeng OS in the USA. The World Intellectual Property Organization is registered.
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If the operating system is released in the near future, it makes sense to run it on the long-awaited Huawei Mate 30. It is expected that Mate 30 will be the next phablet from Huawei and a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, released in September.
Little is known about Hongmeng’s operating system, except that it is a backup operating system developed by Huawei in case it ever has to stop using Android. It is supposed to be based on the open source version of Android, which is very different from the polished version of most phones.
The transition to the release of Hongmeng OS earlier than expected is a direct reaction to the blockage by Google, which will stop future Huawei devices with an Android license. This will disable future Huawei phones from official Google software updates and important services such as the Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Search and Google Assistant.
The ban was issued by order of the White House USA in May. Many other technology companies, including Intel, Microsoft, and ARM, were forced to terminate communications with Huawei because of the order.
Williamson added that Huawei still hopes to solve the block problem.
“Huawei does not want this, we are very happy to be part of the Android family, but Hongmeng is mainly being tested in China,” he said.
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