Huawei could launch its own operating system in August or September this year, according to the English-Chinese newspaper Global Times (via IndiaShopps). Earlier today, the news arrived in a tweet following speculation about Huawei's Android alternative in the wake of recent US sanctions.
Global Times said this operating system would be called "HongMeng OS" in China, but according to sources called "Oak OS" in other markets. Huawei is also said to test the system intensively.
#Huawei is testing its own operating system intensively, which is what & # 39; HongMeng OS & # 39; for China Market or Oak OS & # 39; known for overseas markets. It's likely to be launched in August or September, sources say. https://t.co/hqA7JJdjjS
– Global Times (@globaltimesnews) June 7, 2019
We know Huawei for a while development of its own mobile operating system. It is said to have been created as a failure file to ever lose Huawei access to Android; This may be installed on upcoming phones instead of Google's operating system.
What is behind the move?
The US government recently restricted the use of Huawei equipment in the country and added the company to its entity list. This will severe impact Huawei's US commercial transactions and his status at Google, which just after the move Huawei's Android license revoked.
Huawei was later awarded a temporary license To continue his business as usual, including Android access. However, this will end in late August, at which point Huawei accesses Android through the Android Open Source Project (lose access to official security updates and the Google Play store in the process) or roll out its own system that should rather be used on its smartphones.
Earlier today, Financial Times reported that Google had warned the US government of possible security risks regarding Huawei's black list. Apparently Google is worried that Huawei & # 39; s Android-based system (via the Android Open Source project) will be less secure than the usual Android software that Google supports through the Android license.
According to one of them Financial Times sources, the Huawei hybrid system may release, "probably have more errors than the Google one, and so Huawei phones can be more threatened to be hijacked, especially by China."
Financial Times Google also quoted: "Our focus is to secure Google users on the millions of existing Huawei devices in the US and around the world."
The nature of Huawei's mobile operating system, as well as the release timeline and name, remains rumored for now. But on the basis of what we have heard so far, it looks as if Google or Huawei doesn't want the potential Oak OS to start, yet it's still the way it can do it.
Let me know what you think of all the recent speculation in the comments.