Huawei Could Launch Android Rival This Week, First Phone Running it Due in Q4
Huawei is getting ready to announce its very own alternative to Android, according to a new report.
The Chinese tech giant started the development of an in-house operating system to replace Android earlier this year and accelerated efforts in this regard when the United States government blocked it from working with American companies.
A report from Global Times indicates that Huawei will announce HongMeng OS at the Developer Conference on August 9 in Dongguan, South China’s Guangdong Province, with the first smartphone running it expected in the fourth quarter of the year.
Since it’ll be positioned as an alternative to Google’s mobile operating system, HongMeng will also come with support for Android apps, and this is one of the key focuses right now for the Chinese company.