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Huawei is working around the clock to get its Android and Windows replacement ready for launch, and according to a new report, all its efforts are supported by the largest tech firms in China.

Global Times reports that companies like Tencent, OPPO, and VIVO sent employees to Huawei to test the new internally-called HongMeng operating system.

According to recent reports, the platform is referred to as HongMeng, but it could launch as Ark OS. It’s supposed to serve as a universal operating system replacing both Android and Windows, albeit running Android apps has become a priority for the company.

The aforementioned source claims the tests revealed substantial speed increases as compared to the existing version of Android. HongMeng is at least 60 percent faster than Android, the report notes.
Huawei hasn’t provided any specifics as to when the operating system could launch publicly, with Shao Yang, the chief strategy officer of Huawei's business consumer group, describing the release date as “a secret.”

Public launch in the fall
Information that made the rounds last month indicated that HongMeng could be finalized for Chinese devices as soon as this fall, whereas the international debut could take place in 2020.

Meanwhile, Huawei is already struggling following the United States ban. Because it’s no longer allowed to use Android and Windows on its devices, the Chinese tech giant had to push back several devices, including a Windows laptop that was originally projected to launch this week.

According to the executive ban signed by President Donald Trump in May, Huawei can continue to provide updates for devices already on the market, but on the other hand, it is not allowed to launch new products using software or hardware belonging to American companies.

As a result, Huawei is trying to reduce reliance on US-based firms and use more parts from Chinese companies, while at the same time accelerating development of its in-house operating system to replace Android and Windows.


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Microsoft and Samsung once tried and failed. There is every chance that Google will arm-twist trump to lift the ban asap, as they would not want a competition. I really hope for a competition happens and we as users get a third option other than apple and google eco system .


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Huawei’s in-house operating system often referred to as HongMeng will be faster than both Android and macOS, according to company founder Ren Zhengfei.

Zhengfei discussed the development of the operating system in an interview with a French magazine, explaining that HongMeng will also support Android apps but will be faster than Google’s platform.

Additionally, Zhengfei says noticeable faster performance would be observed when comparing HongMeng with Apple’s macOS as well, as the developing team has focused specifically on achieving a processing delay of less than 5ms.

The Huawei founder claims HongMeng was designed from the very beginning to be a universal platform, so it can be installed not only on smartphones, but also on other devices that the company manufactures, including here PCs and tablets. In other words, it can be a replacement for Windows as well.