At the height of Huawei’s trade ban, the Chinese company was going to lose access to Android. In response, they announced HongMeng OS, an OS they were developing as a contingency plan.
Luckily, the ban was eased and the scare of losing Android was over (for now). But the word is already out and there’s a chance HongMeng OS will make an appearance at Huawei’s developer conference on August 9 to 11.
In a recent interview, Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei talked about HongMeng OS and boasted that it will be faster than Google’s Android and Apple’s MacOS. He also said that it will have a more broader application as well, and could power other devices such as routers, network switches, tablets, computers, and data centers.
Moreover, Ren also added HongMeng OS would serve as a perfect software platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Huawei will continue to develop HongMeng OS the US government easing the ban and allowing the Chinese company to purchase from US suppliers again.