We have long heard that Huawei is preparing its own operating system HongMeng (or Harmony, about which we wrote
After the introduction of US sanctions, the OS began to be tested on smartphones, and the debut was expected in August and September. However, now Huawei changed her mind and decided not to use HongMeng on smartphones.
Catherine Chen, Sr.Huawei's vice president and board member, said HongMeng is intended for industrial use. These are routers, tablets, computers, televisions, data centers, and even transport. But on smartphones it will not work.
Instead, the old-kind Android will remain on Huawei smartphones. Catherine Chen stressed that the company intends to continue to cooperate with Google.
However, while one desire is not enough. Despite the fact that US President Donald Trump promised to "pardon" Huawei, so far it remains only in words. Exactly one month later, on August 19, the grace period will expire, after which it will be prohibited for US companies to supply technologies and components to Chinese manufacturers without special permission from the government. And this means that Huawei will not be able to release gadgets with Google services.
Hopefully during this month Trump will not forgetyour words and document them. Perhaps it was because of his promises that Huawei decided not to install HongMeng on smartphones - Android seems to be all right.