Bye-bye Windows: Huawei announces its own OS for laptops

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Huawei recently faced a major set back due to the latest US-imposed ban. Microsoft stopped selling Windows licences to Huawei. The Chinese telecom company is now looking for alternative ways to keep its devices alive.

Huawei’s very own OS code named Hongmeng recently came under the spotlight. Now the company made a major move, as it registered the trademark for the much-awaited OS.

The telecom giant submitted the trademark application on August 24, 2018. The trademark will remain valid from May 14, 2019 to May 13, 2029.

The head of Huawei’s consumer business branch, Richard Yu Chengdong confirmed that the operating system may be available in Spring next year.

Huawei first announced Hongmeng OS back in 2012. It looks like the company is now speeding up the development process. This decision was made after the US banned the sale of American hardware and software to Huawei.

Hongmeng coming to multiple platforms

The company registered the application under different categories such as Computer Operating Program, Operating System Program, and Computer Operating Software.

Richard Yu shared Huawei’s plans to use the new OS for various platforms such as smartphones, cars, tablets, TVs, computers and wearable devices.

The company further revealed the upcoming OS would offer compatibility with Web apps and Android apps.

The telecom giant acknowledged some challenges that may come in the way of the OS. Huawei says that it is easy to develop an operating system but building an ecosystem for Hongmeng is a challenging task.

Huawei confirmed it would launch two versions of the OS. The first one will target the global market and the second will be available to the domestic market. We will have to wait for a few more months to get some additional details from the company.



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