Huawei appears to be in process of preparing Hongmeng, delays foldable phone

Data from the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization shows that Huawei has already applied to trademark Hongmeng in a number of countries.

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Huawei appears to be in process of preparing Hongmeng, delays foldable phone
By  Kevin Sebastian Published  June 16, 2019

In a report, an executive of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd told Reuters that the Chinese telecoms giant is in the process of potentially launching its “Hongmeng” OS to replace Google's Android

Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei’s public affairs and communications, said in an interview that Huawei will ‘presumably’ try to trademark Hongmeng. Data from the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization shows that Huawei has already applied to trademark Hongmeng in a number of countries.

In other news and setback for the Chinese giant that was enjoying a record year for their smartphone division, Huawei has also confirmed that it will be delaying its 5G enabled foldable device, the Huawei Mate X by at least three months. The phone was meant to be released this month.

Intense trade sanctions and being on an entity list from the U.S have put Huawei in a corner. Vincent Pang, Huawei’s head of corporate communications denied the delay was due to the ban, saying Huawei was in the process of running certification tests with various carriers that were expected to be completed in August.

“Our preference will of course be Google and Android as we have been partners for many years,” said Pang, also a senior vice president at Huawei. “But if the circumstances force us to, we can roll out Hongmeng in six to nine months.”

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