HongMeng was initially praised to be a replacement of Android for Huawei’s phones, but actually, the company’s plan was different. This was made known by Catherin Chen, the board member and VP of the company. She stated that the OS was never intended to replace Android – it was actually developed for business uses and IoT.
Catherine revealed this information as a media roundtable held in Brussels, Belgium. The HongMeng OS was recently trademarked, but it was intended for industrial use and has been in development long before the discussions about replacing Android, following the trade war between the United States and China.
It appears the HongMeng OS contains much fewer lines of code – around hundreds of thousands, instead of dozens of millions like the mobile operating systems. The Huawei’s OS also has extremely low latency compared with a smartphone operating system, Chen added.
Though this might be the truth, it is noteworthy that Chinese officials started speaking about the HongMeng OS once the US government decided to lift the trade ban from Huawei, leaving the presumption there could have been considerations about making it a mobile OS after all.
Although this might be the truth, it is worth noticing that Chinese officials started speaking about the Hongmeng OS once the US government decided to lift the trade ban from Huawei, leaving the presumption there could’ve been considerations about making it a mobile system after all.