In the past couple of months, rumours have suggested that Huawei is opting for a mobile OS as an alternative to Android. The Chinese company, however, has confirmed that Hongmeng OS isn’t designed for smartphones at all.
Huawei Senior Vice President Catherine Chen has now divulged that Hongmeng OS that is not the company’s plan B to replace Android and is not even designed for use in phones in the first place. Huawei will instead be continuing to use Google’s Android OS. Chen added that Hongmeng is for industrial use and is constructed using fewer lines of code.
Chen further entailed that while Hongmeng OS will not be an Android alternative, it has lower latency and can process high volumes of data with the slightest of delay. The Huawei executive said the platform has been in development even before an alternative to Android was discussed.
The latest comments from the Huawei SVP comes just days after Huawei chairman Liang Hua had said that the company has mainly developed HongMeng OS for internet-of-things (IoT) devices. Even Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei had earlier said that the OS will be designed for network switches, routers, tablets, computers and data centres.
At that time, Zhengfei had said that HongMeng OS will be a means to reduce the dependence of Google’s Android and will be 60 percent faster than Android. The company CEO said that HongmengOS will boast of less than 5ms delay in processing.
The latest statement from Chen means Huawei has either changed its mind regarding HongMeng OS for smartphone or maybe there is another OS which is getting ready to be an alternative to Android.