This Friday, Huawei will launch its own operating system, Hongmeng OS. The unveiling will be part of a developer conference they host in Dongguan, China.
The information comes from China's Global Times website. At the same time, Reuters reports that Huawei executives said the software was intended primarily for so-called IoT devices (connected smart products), but that the first product with the Hongmeng operating system installed would be an Honor-branded Huawei TV.
Hongmeng mobile is on the way
Although it will be the smart TV that will first receive the new operating system, mobile phones are also expected to receive the Hongmeng operating system. According to Global Times, Hongmeng's mobile phone is already being manufactured in Huawei and will be released sometime this year.
In this case, it will be the first non-Android Huawei mobile phone the company has used so far in all the mobile phones it has been making in recent years.
The Hongmeng operating system must have been operational for seven years.
An uncertain future
The link between Google and Huawei has been put to the test after US authorities put Huawei in the so-called list of businesses, which prevented US companies from selling goods to them.
He also hit Android, which said they would no longer be able to support Huawei mobile phones. The problem was partially resolved in late June when Trump said Huawei could buy parts of the US again. However, they are still on the "subject" list, which creates some uncertainty.
Huawei is expected to release its folding mobile Huawei Mate X after summer, and top model Huawei Mate 30 Pro later this fall. Mate X is already launching with Android and all rumors suggest that the Mate 30 Pro will do the same. Hongmeng OS is more likely to be used on slightly cheaper models and the chances of them being released outside China in the first are probably very low.