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Huawei readying Hongmeng OS, for posible sale this year

Chinese state media agency Global Times revealed that Huawei is developing a smartphone integrated with Hongmeng, the Huawei’s in-house operating system that could go on sale by the middle of this year.

The launch of a Hongmeng-powered smartphone would mean a significant leap forward for Huawei, the world’s second-biggest smartphone manufacturer, as US government activities prevent its connections to Google’s Android OS.

The system will have a value at about 2,000 yuan (US$ 288), said Sunday the Global Times, quoting unknown authors and positioning the phone towards the smartphone market’s low-end section.

When Reuters approached Monday, Huawei did not instantly comment on the study.

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Huawei managers earlier defined Hongmeng as an IOT designed operating system. The firm said last month that Hongmeng’s first appliances would be its upcoming Honor-brand intelligent TV series.

The option that the software could control a smartphone has been openly downplayed by company officials.

Last week, at a case promoting the company’s income for the first quarter of 2019, Huawei president Liang Hua said the firm chose to use Google’s Android working scheme for their portable phones and pointed to Hongmeng as a portion of Huawei’s “long-term approach.”

Since May when President Donald Trump put the business on an “agency roster” that efficiently prohibited American vendors from lending to the company, Huawei has been at the centre of geopolitical conflict between the United States and China.

Trump has indicated that the sanctions will be loosened, although there are still limited further information. If the strategies continue to be implemented, Huawei may miss access to frequent Android patches.

In the first quarter of 2019, Huawei’s income rose 23 per cent, partly because of the great national supply for mobile phones.

According to market research company Canalys, while smartphone revenues were tanked abroad, their shipments in China improved 31 per cent year-on-year in the middle of June.

Analysts assign the substantial efficiency at home partly because of the quality of their systems that have forever caused the high-end Android phone industry in China, and partly because of consumer patriotism.

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