Huawei's New Operating System Is Insanely Fast Versus Android

Jeannie Matthews
June 15, 2019

Huawei says its place on the Entity List doesn't impact the Mate X's ability to use Google's Android operating system, since the phone was announced well before the USA government took its latest action against the company.

Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's public affairs and communications, said in an interview that the company will "presumably" trademark Hongmeng. It suggests that the Chinese firm may soon launch the 5G enabled Mate X foldable phone in China.

A bigger issue to many however is whether the device would be running Google's Android.

There is speculation that Huawei may launch the HongMeng operating system later this year with the launch of a new Mate series smartphone, the business flagship for the fall shopping season.

Although Google said existing Huawei phones will continue to receive Android security updates to protect the devices from viruses and hacking, the Chinese firm had to act to safeguard its plans for future product launches in global markets.

Huawei has applied to trademark its Hongmeng OS in various countries, Reuters reported on Thursday, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets.

In fact, one such trademark application was filed with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO).

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Both firms had unveiled the devices in February but Huawei said it now wanted to be "cautious".

Huawei's ambition to become the world's top-selling smartphone maker by the fourth quarter of this year are now delayed, a senior Huawei executive said this week.

We have already seen media reports that consumers in some worldwide markets were beginning to avoid Huawei products in view of concerns related to the reduced Google and Android support.

The company has denied its products pose a security threat.

Problems at Huawei, which is the world's largest network-equipment maker, have been spilling over into the broader chip industry.

Broadcom Inc has warned of a broad slowdown in chip demand, blaming the U.S.

After several years of steady, impressive growth in the global smartphone market, Huawei is seeing the very survival of its core businesses threatened by political tensions between the United States and China.

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