August 11, 2019 | Investopaper
Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched its own operating system on Friday. The operating system is named HongmengOS, known as HarmonyOS in English. The CEO of the company’s consumer division, Richard Yu informed about the news on Friday.
Informing more about the operating system, Mr. Yu also said that the operating system can be used across different devices. It can be used in smartphones, smart speakers and sensors as well. The company will be using the operating system initially on smart screen products like televisions starting from this year. Likewise, it will be used in other devices over the next three years.
The operating system will be launched in China at first. However, the company has plans to expand it globally, Mr. Yu added.
Lately, Huwaei had to face a panic situation after the US blacklisted the company which prevented the US companies to sell their products to the Chinese tech giant. The matter worsened after Google informed not to perform a business activity to Huawei which uses the Android operating system in its smartphone devices. Later, the US became flexible and allowed Google to work with Huawei for 90 days. The deadline is approaching soon.
As a response to this changing situation, Huawei has now built its own operating system. Those devices which have already been sold with Android operating system will not be affected even if Google discontinues its business with Huawei.