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The executive said the platform had been in development long before recent talks about an Android alternative kicked off. A recently concluded test also revealed that it was found to be around 60 percent faster than Android mobile OS. However, Huawei board member and senior Vice President Catherine Chen now reportedly says that the new operating system is not meant for smartphones.
Last week, one of the company's rotating chairmen, Liang Hua, also stated that Hongmeng was not fit to replacement Android as it was intended for Internet of Things devices.
According to the publication, during a roundtable she said Hongmeng was designed for industrial use and that its development started years before Huawei began having trade troubles in the U.S.
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Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, for his part, pointed out in an interview that "it's not a hard task to come up with a new OS, but it's hard to build up an ecosystem for that".
Recently the HongMeng OS was also tested on a few smartphones and testers also shared their experience on the same but since USA administration said that their firm can now resume doing business with Huawei Inder certain conditions, Huawei might have given a second thought on not using the OS for smartphones. Whether or not the Hongmeng OS was created in response to early chatter about this possibility is a different matter entirely.
Huawei's own upcoming operating system - HongMeng OS, is widely believed to be the company's answer to Google's Android mobile OS.
Chen also touted Hongmeng in terms of security, recalling that it contains hundreds of thousands lines of codes as compared to millions of such lines used in an operating system for smartphones. Comment in the section below to share your views on the same and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.