The executive ban signed by US President Donald Trump last month blocked Huawei from working with American companies, and this involves the Chinese tech giant no longer being allowed to use products like Android and Windows on its devices.
As a result, because Huawei needs to survive without these two operating systems, the company started the work on its very own universal platform that would power both smartphones and PCs.
Codenamed Hongmeng and likely to launch as Ark OS, this operating system is supposed to arrive for Chinese devices later this year.
And today we have the very first screenshots showing Ark OS on a smartphone (via WinFuture).
As you can see in the photos embedded in the gallery below, Ark OS looks and feels a lot like Android. This is because Huawei probably wants to offer a high level of consistency when transitioning from the original version of Android to its new operating system.