Xiaomi, Oppo & Tencent Reportedly Also Trying Out Huawei New OS

We all love a good comeback story.

Underdog A, who has been beaten up so mercilessly everyone wrote him off for dead, comes back in a surprising move to emerge as the victor.

Love it.

But here’s the thing: for something that has been chronicled so frequently in movies, something that has been dismissed by doubters because of its unrealistic proportions…

It’s actually more than possible, and Huawei’s operating system might just serve as the key indicator of a good comeback story.

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Xiaomi, Oppo & Tencent Reportedly Also Trying Out Huawei New OS

By now, you would surely have heard of how Android cut ties with Huawei, and how Huawei sales seemed to suffer as a result.

But, just as everyone’s writing off Huawei as another ‘could have been’ story, it seems that the Chinese smartphone company’s not going down just yet.

Far from it, actually.

Having developed its own operating system to stand in for the gap left by Google Android’s absence, Huawei’s reportedly testing it out with internet giants and domestic smartphone vendors, in a move that could see two staggering results:

  • The launch of the new system in the next few months
  • Drive an actual wedge in Google Android’s dominance of the market
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“Huawei is reportedly intensively testing its proprietary operating system (OS) HongMeng with internet giants and domestic smartphone vendors, and the new system will be launched in the next few months,” Global Times wrote.

And amongst these technology giants, it seems that Tencent, as well as smartphone makers Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, are “actively working with Huawei to push forward the release of HongMeng OS, which is also considered as a major blow to the US-led crackdown.” This is in accordance to an unnamed source reportedly “close to a major Chinese carrier”.

Now, I might be no genius when it comes to such tech-related stuff, but…

The powerhouses of China’s smartphone industry rallying behind this elusive operating system of Huawei’s? That sounds pretty darn formidable.

Reported launch

According to reports, the new OS will launch on Huawei’s anticipated Mate 30 launch in the fall, although the P40 has also been referenced as a possible alternative. Thus far, however, the actual launch date has remained a steady secret, perhaps attributed to the notion that there have been conflicting reports as to the actual market-readiness of the OS.

One claim that has been making its rounds, however, is that the new OS will be “60% faster than Android”, a sentiment that echoes a claim previously made by the head of Huawei’s smartphone business Richard Yu. And although there has yet to be substantial weight inserted to support the claim, one thing’s for sure:

If it’s true, the smartphone global industry we know today…

Might yet give way to a grand, new age.

But hey, enough of my pretentious English;

What do you think of this whole episode, and do you think that Huawei’s new operating system will indeed be a force to be reckoned with?