Huawei claims that its new OS is ‘60% faster’ than Android
Following fued with Google's Android, Huawei claims that its new OS is 60% faster and will start shipping devices with the new software this October.
- Huawei claims its new OS is ‘60% faster’ than Google’s Android.
- Huawei’s alternative for Android to roll out this fall.
- The advancements came after Google revoked its Android license from Huawei.
- After that, Huawei users can access the Android’s open source OS but they cannot access favorites like Google, YouTube or Gmail.
- Huawei claims that not only is the new operating system faster, but it ‘will also run cars’.
- Huawei’s new operating system, HongMengOS, will to roll out in October.
Following the global tech war, the recent sources revealed that Huawei’s new operating system, HongMengOS, will to roll out in October. Huawei has been working on its new OS for a while now. Earlier the reports indicated that it will be released in August or September, but multiple sources now point towards October.
Guo Mingxi, an analyst with Tianfeng International, revealed that Huawei is all set to release cellphones with its brand new operating system this fall. Since it is still in the early stages, it will not be available for flagship grade phones such as the Mate 30. However, initially, it will be introduced to the low-end/mid-range phones.
The roll out will begin from China primarily because the OS is not ready enough to meet requirements of the international audience in its initial stages. Once Huawei gets a hold of it and establishes an ecosystem, it will appear on global tier.
What will be the market initially?
Since it does not meet the requirements of the international community yet, the OS will roll out in China initially by this fall. Apart from China, Huawei is also expected to ship HongMeng OS to Central and Eastern Europe later on under the name of Ark OS.
The analysts however still paint quite an optimistic picture about the potential and shipping of the product. As for shipments, Huawei can ship as much as 225 million units of its smartphones in 2019. The figures will make Huawei the second largest tech-giant after Samsung worldwide.
While United States of America restricting companies to work with Huawei as part of the on-going trade war between both, Huawei has no other option for its OS to be better and faster to maintain its place.
According to an interview before Huawei was restricted from using Google’s Anroid, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business said,
“Today, Huawei, we are still committed to Microsoft Windows and Google Android. But if we cannot use that, Huawei will prepare the plan B to use our own OS.”
Previously, before the formal Android ban, a report from China Daily revealed that HongMeng OS has shipped over 1 million devices, which are being circulated for testing. The speculations say that the new OS works across all devices, from laptops to cars.
It is not a surprise. With Huawei being one of the front-runners in AI and 5G, it is very capable of doing that. It also means that you’re essentially using the same OS, so your smartphone is basically just a smaller laptop without a physical keyboard.
Additionally, as there won’t be Google Play Store, they will have their own app store and will support both Android apps and web apps. You’d still be seeing most of your regular apps in the new OS—less the core Google apps.
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