HongmengOS faster than Android, macOS says Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei

Ruben Fields
July 8, 2019

Donald Trump recently lifted the USA Trade ban on Huawei but the tech giant is still awaiting official communication regarding the use of Android on its future phones while working on HongMengOS.

Besides its Android alternative, Huawei would still need to create popular alternatives to Google's main mobile apps to appeal to users both in China and the rest of the world. While the company will probably not unveil HongMeng OS in its market-ready form next month, one should expect to see at least some kind of preview.

One thing's for sure, we'll nearly certainly see more of HongMeng OS in the next month or two. Ren Zhengfa, CEO of the company has some interesting claim. When exactly that will happen remains unclear, as Huawei appears to still be blacklisted by the Department of Commerce.

Those have been the allegations hurled at Huawei even before Trump's administration but it seems that the U.S. government has no direct and irrefutable proof yet of the company's involvement in such activities.

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In an interview with the Financial Times, Zhengfei stressed that his company will not provide users' data to the Chinese government at any cost, the way Apple does not provide data that may compromise its users' privacy.

He touted Huawei's employees as "very competent" and those who "would pay the debts we owe". Will we build an ecosystem for Hongmeng, when Android stops allowing updates on Huawei devices?

In an interview with Financial Times, Zhengfei denied that being added to the United States entities list have would much impact on its business since the most advanced part of its operations lies in the chips it makes, such as its Kirin processors.

But it looks like Ren Zhengfei, Huawei's founder and CEO, isn't banking on being welcomed back into the Android family. "I would rather die", he was quoted as saying.

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