In case you’re one of the people who’s been turned into ashes after Thanos snapped his finger, and was only recently brought back to life by the Hulk, you should know about the Huawei saga.
Google has banned Huawei from using its service, and Huawei has to activate their back-up plan: a new OS to replace Android.
News of this new OS has been reported in the past, it’s only now that the new OS, reportedly called Hongmeng, got into the limelight.
While Huawei has been tight-lipped about this latest OS, rumours and leaks of it has reported everywhere.
While Google did confirm a ban, they didn’t ban it immediately; instead, the US Commerce Department has given Huawei a temporary licence for 90 days, so Google and Huawei aren’t officially divorced yet: the licence would run until 19 August 2019, and many things can happen in three months.
Nevertheless, this means there’s no change in anything for 90 days, though the damage has been done: retailers aren’t buying Huawei phones and second-hand mobile shops aren’t taking them in.
Huawei’s New OS Reportedly 60% Faster
Huawei hasn’t given up on Google (and Microsoft) yet: according to an interview, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business said, “Today, Huawei, we are still committed to Microsoft Windows and Google Android. But if we cannot use that, Huawei will prepare the plan B to use our own OS.”
He added, “We don’t want to do this but we will forced to do that because of the U.S. government. I think the U.S., this kind of thing, will also not only be bad news for us, but also bad news for the U.S. companies because we support the U.S. business, so we will be forced to do this on our own…We don’t want to do this but we have no other solution, no other choice.”
According to him, the OS would be ready by the fourth quarter of this year in China, and rolled out to other parts of the world in the first or second quarter of 2020.
That means we’d get to see it by October this year.
And in a WeChat group, it was also allegedly revealed that it’d be 60% faster than Android.
But here’s the kicker.
Faster, Better & More Flexible But Still Same Same
The new OS would allegedly work across all devices, from phones to computers to even cars. With Huawei being one of the frontrunners in AI and 5G, it won’t be surprising that they can develop one ultimate software to control the world all devices.
This could mean that if you’re using a Huawei phone and laptop, you’re essentially using the same OS, so your smartphone is basically just a smaller laptop without a physical keyboard.
In addition, while there won’t be Google Play Store, they’d have their own app store, and here’s why it’s going to be lit: this app store and OS support both Android apps and web apps.
Simply put, app developers just need to make a few minor changes in their current Android app codes (that’s hosted in Google Play Store) for it to be workable in the Huawei OS.
So you’d still be seeing most of your regular apps in the new OS—less the core Google apps, though I’m 95% sure Huawei (or some other companies) can create new apps and use Google’s API to recreate apps that work just like the core Google apps.
If this sounds chim, you just need to know this: there’s a workable solution, and all it takes is just more downloads from Huawei users.
Potential Problem That Huawei Users Should Worry About
OS can be reinstalled, Google core apps aren’t used by everyone… but what if Facebook also follow in Google’s footsteps and ban Huawei as well?
Given that more companies are stepping in to blacklist Huawei, it would be a bigger problem if Facebook does the same.
Especially so when Facebook also owns Instagram and WhatsApp.
In the meantime, we can only wait and see.
Because a phone without Google core apps is useless, but a phone without Instagram is pointless.
Things You Need To Know About Huawei’s New OS & LEAKED Screenshots
After the prohibition of the United States, the well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is stepping on the accelerator to complete the development of its own operating system, which will replace the tech giant Google’s Android on their smartphones and devices.
Earlier, the leaked reports stated that the new OS would be named HongMeng OS, however, a possible leaked document from the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union indicates that the commercial name would be Ark OS.
As the Chinese giant Huawei has recently, registered 5 names related to an operating system and here they are, Huawei Ark OS, Huawei Ark, Ark, Ark OS, and Huawei Ark Compiler. If it is true, then let me tell you that this move happened shortly after the tech giant Google confirmed the suspension of business with Huawei.
Huawei’s new OS “HongMeng OS or Ark OS”
Since then the well-known Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei’s own operating system for all its smartphones and devices is already taking shape. At first, it was thought that it was going to be called Kirin OS, by the name of its processors, but internally the brand was calling it HongMeng OS, which is not yet confirmed by the brand.
But, after the recently leaked reports, everything indicates that “Ark” is the new operating system of Huawei with which it intends to replace the tech giant Google’s most used Android OS, and not only that even the brand itself has confirmed that their new OS will run all the applications made for Android and will be up to 60% faster than the Android.
Huawei’s new app store
Now apart from its new OS, now if we talk about the app store, then we all know very well that Huawei will no more be able to use the tech giant Google’s app store, of course, Google Play Store. Hence, by not having the Google Play Store, it is likely that the well-known Chinese giant Huawei will definitely use its own app store, known as AppGallery.
Leaked screenshots of Huawei’s new OS
As recently we told you about the all-new Ark OS and its arrival at the German Patent & Trademark Office and the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).
However, now apart from all these things we have been able to see the first screenshots of Ark OS, in which we can see some of the settings of the menu, the information of the apps and how to install them or even the management of permissions.
Now many of you might be in hurry simply to see the leaked screenshots of the all-new Ark OS or HongMeng OS, so, if you are in a hurry, then don’t be, as here we will show you all the leaked screenshots of the new OS of Huawei.
As in the above-leaked screenshots, we can see the clean UI of the OS which seems quite intuitive and attractive as well.
What about the arrival?
Many of you might be thinking that when we will be able to see a device with Ark OS or HongMeng OS? For now, we don’t know anything about the arrival, as still the president of the United States, Donal Trump is willing to negotiate and in this case, the well-known Chinese giant Huawei will again continue its business with the tech giant Google.