Huawei Says It’s Not Actually Working on an Android Replacement
Earlier this year when the first reports of a possible Huawei ban in the United States made the rounds, officials of the Chinese tech giant said the company was fully prepared for such a scenario, claiming an Android replacement was already in the works.
Back in May, Huawei ended up being added to the blacklist, which essentially blocked it from doing any business with American companies and using their products, and these include the Android operating system.
At that time, it was speculated that Huawei accelerated the work on its own Android alternative, which was often referred to as HongMeng, with a release target for Chinese devices set for this fall. This would have helped Huawei reduce the impact of the US ban on its product portfolio, as an operating system to power its new devices was still available.