Huawei’s rival OS to take on Android - Everything we know so far

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Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset until September, having originally planned to launch it this summer.

Apart from helping China show off its might, launching a self-developed OS will enable Huawei to guard against potential severe erosion in its smartphone share in overseas markets.

HUAWEI HAS REPORTEDLY filed to trademark the name of its 'Hongmeng' OS around the globe.

Huawei was placed on the US Entity List last month, prohibiting companies like Google and Microsoft from conducting business with the Chinese manufacturer. Samsung gave it a try with Tizen and Microsoft's mobile efforts with Windows didn't workout either, so it's no surprise that Huawei has been busy with its own solution that's been under development going as far back as 2012.

As a result of its USA trade ban, Huawei got its Android revoked and thus it won't be able to use Google Play Services (the Google Play Store included) on phones that haven't been already certified. The software is said to be compatible with all Android apps.

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Huawei said it wanted to do more testing and wanted to take a cautious approach to the launch. "We don't want to go for our own systems; we still very much like the co-operation with Google in the past few years", the person said. It suggests that the Chinese firm may soon launch the 5G enabled Mate X foldable phone in China. Which would, of course, present a whole new series of concerns.

Huawei's latest patent request in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Brand Database reveals that the company has been hard at work behind the scenes to come up with its own version of Android. According to the company, it has around 270 million monthly active users on its self-operated AppGallery platform.

Huawei ban: Winners, losers, and what's at stake (a whole lot) ZDNet's Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow talk with Karen Roby about how the security and trade brouhaha impacts everything from the future of regional carriers and the bottom lines of tech giants to 5G's prospects and consumer's pocketbooks.

Pang denied recent media reports that Huawei was cancelling the roll out of its next new laptop and said it will still launch at a later date.

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