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Hongmeng OS isn’t an Android replacement

by on19 July 2019

Huawei still needs Android

Huawei is downplaying the idea that its Hongmeng operating system could serve as a drop-in replacement for Google’s Android on its smartphones.

A Huawei spokesperson told reporters in Brussels yesterday that Hongmeng wasnot designed for smartphones and that Huawei plans to continue using Android.

This follows similar comments last week from chairman Liang Hua, who said Huawei hasn’t decided yet if the Hongmeng OS can be developed as a smartphone operating system in the future.” Liang says the system was designed as a low-latency solution for IoT devices, while Chen describes it as being “for industrial use.”

Huawei’s previously said that the company was set to abandon Android if the US continued to be an arse about Google selling its software to them.

Consumer division CEO Richard Yu also said earlier this year that Huawei would be ready to use its alternatives.


Last modified on 19 July 2019
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