As a result of Huawei blacklisting the US, Google was forced to end its business partnership with the Chinese giant. This actually means that no smartphone or tablet released by Huawei will have access to Google Play and its long list of official apps. Huawei smartphones will continue to be supported by the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), but this is unlikely to be enough to convince users to continue using devices without an existing application repository.
The Huawei leadership claims that it expected such a step and took the necessary measures to make sure that the consequences of this blow would be mitigated as much as possible. One of these steps will be the development of its own operating system for smartphones, which, reportedly, now has its name.
It is reported that Huawei’s HongMeng OS is in the testing stage and will gradually replace Android.
For the first quarter of 2020, Huawei reported revenue of $ 26.8 billion on the sale of 59 million smartphones. The company has shown that its mobile unit is a profitable business and that it is not going to abandon it. Initially, it was assumed that Huawei’s own mobile platform would be called Kirin OS, but as it turns out now, it has a completely different name.
In fact, there are big problems when creating your own operating system. One of them is to encourage developers to create applications for this platform.
The existence of Huawei’s own OS also shows a photo of a PowerPoint presentation from a university in Shanghai.
Thanks to her, it became known that the Huawei operating system began to be developed in 2012 at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
The photo also shows that HongMeng is optimized for Linux, and the OS itself is already deployed in Huawei gadgets. The Ministry of Education of China also announced its best innovation in 2018.