There have been several reports from multiple Chinese sources that Huawei is ready to launch devices with its HongMeng OS (which is to be named Ark OS for global markets) in October 2019. The memo comes from GuoMingxi, an analyst with Tianfeng International, who revealed Huawei will be ready to push the smartphones in the no distant time.
However, the new OS won’t come with the flagship series Mate 30, but are likely to be entry level to midrange phones for the Chinese market.
According to Global Times, the new HongMengOS was developed along with Tencent representatives, and Oppo and Vivo were also present to test the new OS and found it some 60% faster than Google’s Android.
The main reason the OS is first rolling out in China is because it would not meet the requirements of the international audience, so Huawei has to limit the launch for now. Eventually, when Huawei’s ecosystem is developed, it will appear to global upper-tier phones coming from the Chinese brand, like the eventual Mate 30 and P40 series.
The analyst also predicted that despite the troubles between the United States and China, Huawei will manage to surpass its 200 million milestone in shipments from 2018 and will push between 215 million and 225 million units, fortifying its second place in the world, even if it had to put on hold its aim to become the top manufacturer globally.
So, what are you expectation on the forthcoming HongMeng OS or Ark OS as the case may be? Drop your opinion in the comment section of this page.