Author: Tronserve admin
Wednesday 28th July 2021 04:28 PM
Huawei’s New OS Is For Industrial Use, Not Android Replacement
Seems Hongmeng is not the Android replacement it’s been pitched as, after all. The initial story certainly tracked, as Huawei has been getting ready for the very real possibility of life after Google, but the Chinese hardware giant says the operating system is normally concentrated on industrial use.
The latest report arrives courtesy of Chinese state news agency, Xinhua, which hints that the OS has been in development for far longer than the Trump-led Huawei ban has been in effect. Hongmeng is a really simple operating system in comparison with the likes of Android, according to SVP Catherine Chen. The news echoes another recent report that Huawei had primarily developed the software for use on IoT devices.
None of this signifies that Huawei is not working on a full mobile operating system, of course. Or that the seeds of this new OS could not be adapted to do more.
And given the current news, such a move is going to be a pretty good use of the company’s large resources. In the end, it’s no doubt seen the writing on the wall for some time. While no one presumed that such a ban would arrive so quickly, questions about the company have been floated in security circles for years now.
New limits from the Trump administration barricaded Huawei from working with American companies like Google, but short-term reprieves have granted the smartphone maker to employ Android services — at least momentarily. Questions about the company’s health are still very much up in the air, and yet, as the ban ramps back up.