A leader of Huawei recently shocked HongMeng, not a growing operating system to replace Android.
“We have not decided whether HongMeng can be developed as a smartphone operating system in the future or not,” Huawei chairman Liang Hua told reporters in Shenzhen (China). “But this may change depending on whether the US will put us on the blacklist, as well as the Android collaboration with Google.”
Recalling the idea of Huawei CEO Ren Cheng Fei with Le Point earlier, Mr. Hua said: “HongMeng is not designed for phones like people think. The company does not develop any operating system to replace Android. If Google withdraws the Android license, we need to rebuild the ecosystem from scratch. “
According to Forbes, Mr. Hua’s statement made many people surprised and confusing. In May, Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business, also affirmed that the company is developing HongMeng and expects the new platform “to be available this fall, the latest in the spring of next year.” He even revealed that this “Alternative B” has been available since 2012, compatible with all Android applications, improving speed by up to 60% compared to Google products.
According to Huawei Central, Huawei has publicly approached the developer community to support HongMeng in the software segment, and also tested on a million smartphones and joined hands with Xiaomi, Oppo ran the test. HongMeng OS brand has been registered by Huawei in a number of countries around the world, including North America, Europe, Korea, Australia …
Most recently, there are reports that some experts have experienced HongMeng early. Compared to the Android-based EMUI customization, Huawei is applying to current smartphone models, the newly rated operating system has many differences in simple directions.
After Liang’s announcement, many experts felt disappointed, while others were suspicious. “This statement may not make much sense. The new operating system is likely not ready yet and we need to wait more time,” said one expert.
Meanwhile, Professor Michael Jacobides of London Business School said that Huawei needed to invest in a separate mobile platform in case US companies no longer cooperate in the future. “Huawei needs an alternative. The company cannot rely on such a fickle and dangerous US government. It is foolish for Chinese companies, especially Huawei if they do not prepare a ‘Ke. Plan B is available, “Jacobides said.