Huawei, which lost an Android license, developed HongMeng as a replacement operating system. Not only Huawei, other smartphone vendors from China, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, also tried this operating system. According to the news, Huawei is now intensively testing HongMeng which is said to be released this year. In the trial, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo also sent an internal team to share in the operating system.
As a result, the HongMeng operating system is claimed to be able to boost cellphone performance 60 per cent faster than if using the Android OS. In the development of this operating system (quoted from Global Times), Huawei did not work alone. In addition to working with Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, Huawei also cooperates with Tencent to help improve the performance of HongMeng OS.
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Unfortunately, both Tencent and Xiaomi declined to comment on the news. Huawei itself accelerated the making of this operating system after the United States government entered the name Huawei into the list named “entity list”. Companies that are included in the list are not allowed to buy components in the form of software and hardware to companies from the US, without permission from the US government. So, Huawei has the potential to lose the Android operating system license which is actually owned by Google, which is a company from the United States. Not only that, but several other companies also helped suspend their cooperation with Huawei. For example Facebook, Panasonic, ARM
Facebook has also suspended cooperation with Huawei so that applications such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will not be able to be installed by default on Huawei phones. Nevertheless, some analysts revealed that the HongMeng operating system is expected to begin to be embedded in the upcoming Huawei P40 phone. Even according to the nearest source, there are still a number of large technology companies that also helped Huawei develop this operating system.