Not so long ago we wrote about Huawei being suspected of spying. According to some reports, the company will no longer be able to use technology from Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, Broadcom and Google. In addition, smartphones will stop updating, and the devices will only be available with an ops version of Android.
The company's response was not long in coming. Huawei Vice President for Western Europe Tim Watkins reported on the company's immediate plans. These include the launch of their own operating system. It began to be prepared after Google said that Huawei would no longer be able to use the company's technology.
It is rumored that the development of an operating system called Hongmeng began in 2012. Richard Yu, head of Huawei's consumer division, said that a replacement for Android might be released as early as the fall of 2019. But it is possible that the launch will be postponed until 2020.
The new OS from Huawei will be able to run not only smartphones, but also other devices. For example, it will be possible to install Hongmeng on tablets, PCs, wearable electronics, TVs, and many other devices. It will be compatible with all Android applications. In some cases, applications on the new OS will be able to run faster.
What kind of system it will be, at the moment, is not known. It also remains unclear whether Google will block its services on Huawei smartphones and devices, if they get to the devices "bypassed".
According to official information, until August 19, Huawei will operate under a temporary license from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
By the way, in Russia, owners of Huawei smartphones have begun to hastily get rid of their gadgets. Free private ads sites have increased the number of offers to buy a smartphone of this Chinese brand by 11%, the federal media report.
The press service of Huawei said that the company will continue to provide users with security updates of its devices around the world and provide after-sales service.