• Huawei's mysterious Hongmeng OS isn't the 'plan B' Android replacement we expected it to be

    30 days ago - By Business Insider

    Huawei's Hongmeng OS , which was initially thought to be an alternative to Google's Android , is not designed to be a replacement smartphone operating system, a company executive recently said, according to Xinhua.
    Hongmeng OS is being developed for industrial use, Chen reportedly said at a media roundtable in Brussels, adding that the company intends to continue using Android.
    The comments come after President Trump said American firms could resume business with Huawei following a blacklisting that was announced in May.
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  • Huawei's new OS is for industrial use, not Android replacement

    Huawei's new OS is for industrial use, not Android replacement

    30 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Seems Hongmeng isn't the Android replacement it's been pitched as, after all. The initial story certainly tracked, as Huawei has been preparing for the very real possibility of life after Google, but the Chinese hardware giant says the operating system is primarily focused on industrial use.
    The latest report arrives courtesy of Chinese state news agency, Xinhua , which notes that the OS has been in development for far longer than the Trump-led Huawei ban has been in effect. Hongmeng is a relatively simple operating system compared to the likes of Android, according to SVP, Catherine Chen...
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