Following the US government ban and Google denying the use of its Android operating system to future Huawei smartphones, the company is now preparing its own operating system. Now, we have fresh information regarding the launch of the new OS from Huawei.
The company is reported to roll out its new operating system this fall. As per a report by Global Times, the Chinese company will name its new operating system as HongMeng OS in the China market, while the global version will be called Oak OS. This contradicts previous rumours that suggested Huawei will name its operating system as Ark OS.
The report says that Huawei consumer business CEO Richard Yu has confirmed that the new OS will be ready this fall. The report adds that the company will introduce the OS in the month of August or September.
Meanwhile, Google has reportedly warned the US administration about the risks of the new operating system developed by Huawei. The search giant says that it will compromise national security, reports Financial Times.
The company has added that among the risks is the possibility of security breaches as the upcoming Huawei smartphones will get security updates directly from Google. Huawei has already filed a trademark application with European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the HUAWEI ARK OS, HUAWEI ARK, ARK and ARK OS names.
Previously, the company has also filed the name “Ark OS” at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), which is slated to be the company’s alternative to Google’s Android. Prior to this, Huawei was closing in on a partnership with Portugal-based Aptoide App Store to replace Google Play Store. The partnership could bode well for Huawei since Aptoide has a library of 900,000 apps on its store with over 200 million users.