The rumors surrounding HongMeng OS and Ark OS, Huawei's alleged mobile operating system as an alternative to Android, are not dying out. Now it says a report of the Chinese Global Times According to that Huawei will introduce the operating system this week.
Most recently, Catherine Chen, a board member and senior vice president at Huawei, said HongMeng was not an alternative to Android and was developed for industrial use only, but the company will continue to rely on Google's Android mobile operating system for end-user smartphones.
HongMeng OS based on Google's Fuchsia OS?
However, Huawei is due to present HongMeng OS at its own developer conference, which begins on August 9 in Dongguan, China. In addition, the operating system is primarily intended for smart home devices, but celebrate its debut on a smart TV subsidiary Honor. According to rumors, HongMeng OS should in some ways be comparable to Google's open source project Fuchsia OS, which should also be used on different device classes. Huawei had confirmed at the end of last year, to participate in the development of Fuchsia OS and to bring it to smartphones. Whether behind HongMeng OS finally even Fuchsia OS is, therefore, can not be ruled out.
HongMeng OS should come for smartphones
Contrary to the statements of Catherine Chen of Huawei, the latest rumors also speak again of the fact that HongMeng OS should also be used on smartphones. The report of the Global Times According to a smartphone is already in the test phase and will appear in the fourth quarter. As previously suspected, this will not be the high-end Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone, but a mid-range model.
Whether these recent rumors will actually prove true, the developer conference could clarify at the end of the week. According to the agenda, Huawei will introduce EMUI 10.0 and talk about LiteOS, which is used for smartwatches.