• Saturday, September 07, 2019

Huawei sold 1 million devices with HongMeng OS

Chinese sources report that Huawei has so far shipped 1 million smartphones with its own OS called HongMeng. According to a company called Rosenblatt Securities, Huawei has been preparing its phones for testing without saying whether they are actual market-available phones or development products. The report also revealed that the OS is fully compliant with Android apps, however, it’s even better because it brings “increased security functions to protect personal data”.

The China Daily quoted Yu Chengdong (also known as Richard Yu), Huawei’s CEO of the consumer business group, who said the company’s own operating system “will be available as early as this fall or next spring at the latest”. Once it goes live, it will run on mobile phones, computers, tablets, TVs, cars, wearables and everything else you can install an OS on, Yu said in a WeChat group with internet experts.

Although the United States delayed the ban on trades with Huawei with 90 days from May 20, the Chinese company has no plans to wait for a resolution and is already pushing its OS that has been in development for several years. Huawei Central, a website reporting mostly news from the technology giant, said that the “HongMeng” trademark is already being acquired at multiple markets, like Canada, Europe, South Korea, and Mexico.

The HongMeng name sounds unusual and we hope the OS gets a proper marketing name for the international market. While it literally translates to Red Dream, Wikipedia says it is a mythical character, called Vast Mist, while other translations suggest the word Singularity. We are still waiting to see if Huawei is going to launch Vast OS, Mist OS, or perhaps even the Red Dream OS.