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Huawei says Hongmeng OS isn’t designed as an Android replacement

July 19, 2019


Huawei reportedly says it wants to keep using Google’s Android operating system (OS) in its phones instead of jumping to its self-developed system. Company senior vice president Catherine Chen told reporters in Brussels that the embattled Chinese phonemaker’s Hongmeng OS isn’t even designed for phones, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua.

Chen apparently said Hongmeng is for industrial use, noting that it contains far fewer lines of code than a phone OS, and has much lower latency than a phone — meaning it can process a very high volume of data messages with little delay.

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