Huawei’s upcoming HongMeng OS, due in October, is making news regularly. Since developing an OS from scratch and pulling it off in such a short time is nothing next to impossible, everyone around the world is pretty intrigued.
A few days back, China’s Global Times, a government-friendly newspaper, published a report regarding the HongMeng OS. The report could be part of the PR showdown between Washington and Beijing since the sources were not revealed. Take everything with a grain of salt.
It’s almost like China’s Global Times wanted to create an atmosphere of anticipation for the consumers considering many of them are trying to get rid of their Huawei handsets. Most of them are afraid they might stop getting Android system updates after the temporary 90-day ban reprieve ends.
According to the report, Huawei has been intensively testing the new HongMeng OS and has collaborated with a few local companies as well. Tencent, a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate, is responsible for the UI. Apart from this, Smartphone vendors like Oppo and Vivo have also sent their teams for testing the HongMeng OS, who have claimed it to be 60 percent faster than Android.
That’s kind of a stretch keeping in mind that Huawei has recently started working on the OS and Google has been perfecting Android for many years.
Anyhow, the company’s chief strategy officer, Shao Yang, said that the release date of HongMeng OS is a secret and will come as a surprise.
Some analysts believe that HongMeng OS will make an appearance with the release of Mate 30 due in the last quarter of 2019 while others believe we will see HongMeng OS drop with Huawei P40 in the first quarter of 2020.