Huawei, along with Oppo and Tencent, began testing their operating system. The software is claimed to be 60% faster than the Android operating system, while Xiaomi and Oppo’s comments for the operating system are very positive. According to China’s Global Times, which is essentially a government mouthpiece, “Huawei is reportedly intensively testing its proprietary operating system (OS) HongMeng with internet giants and domestic smartphone vendors, and the new system will be launched in the next few months.”
When asked when to officially launch the HongMeng Operating System, Shao Yang, the chief strategy of Huawei’s commercial consumer group, said, “It’s a secret.” When Xiaomi contacted the Global Times to discuss the issue, she said there was no detail to share. Tencent said he would not comment on the matter. Some industry analysts believe the Huawei P40 will be equipped with the HongMeng operating system.
A source close to a major Chinese carrier told the Global Times that major technology companies are actively working with Huawei to push forward the release of HongMeng OS, which is also considered as a major blow to the US-led crackdown. How Huawei will provide application support is a matter of wonder for users.