In a recent interview with a French weekly magazine, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said that the operating system they are working on is faster than Android and macOS. Huawei’s new OS will also have a broader application. The Chinese electronics giant Huawei has been working on its own operating system so as not to rely solely on Google.
Despite US President Donald Trump giving Huawei a green light to once again do business with American Companie, the Tech giants still are moving ahead with its plans to release its own operating system called Hongmeng OS as the CEO clearly doesn’t bank on being welcomed back into the Android family for future Huawei devices.
Zhengfei reportedly said Hong Meng OS is “likely” to be faster than Android, pointing to a report from the state-operated GlobalTimes that said it was 60% faster than Android. He also said that its new OS would be faster than macOS by offering a processing delay of “less than 5 milliseconds.”
HongMeng is also designed to connect across multiple devices, including phones, cars and data centers but Zhengfei did concede that Huawei lacks a serious alternative to Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store but is working very hard to create that alternative. “Compared with Apple’s operating system or Android, we still lack a good application ecosystem,” Zhengfei said. Huawei devices have an AppGallery which doesn’t have all apps one can need but Huawei have been reaching out to developers to have their apps on their store.
Ever since Trump eased the restrictions of the US ban on Huawei, it has been unclear whether future Huawei phones will run on Android or Hongmeng OS. The Mate X and Mate 30 series are the next big launches for Huawei this year and it’s unclear what operating system they will run on.
If HongMeng is going to compete with Android well, then Huawei will be more self-reliant than ever.