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Huawei's Hongmeng OS, actually not an Android replacement

The Chinese company reveals that its homegrown operating system Hongmeng is not for smartphones and will continue with Android

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Huawei have clarified that their OS in development isn’t designed as an Android replacement according to Chinese state news reports despite previously making earlier claims.

With tensions between Huawei and the Trump administration seemingly thawing, it appears that the Chinese company have more breathing room and now able to work with American companies once again. This is a stark contrast last month when the Chinese phone maker made a statement that were prepared to make a switch in the event of an Android blacklist and were quoted as far as to say this was a possibility they were prepared for, for a long time.

The messaging now is that Hongmeng OS going to be designed as a low-latency IoT solution for devices, according to Chairman Liang Hua who revealed the details in a report from Technode, that’s meant for industrial use.

In the current geo-political saga transpiring between the Chinese company and the United States, things aren’t as clear when it first all began but the situation remains that Huawei is now able to work with Google adding some relief.

Despite Huawei putting up a brave front and the company claiming that it’s ready to use alternatives if need be, its consumer loyalty would be tested at the highest level.

Would consumers consider buying a Huawei device if it didn’t come with Android out of the box? They have made fantastic hardware and are continuing to do so but without the seal of approval from Google, consumers could be less than enthusiastic having a Chinese operating system on their phones.