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HongMeng OS: This is the name of Huawei's Android replacement

HongMeng OS, Huawei's replacement for Google (Source: Wccftech)
HongMeng OS, Huawei's replacement for Google (Source: Wccftech)
Given the trouble that Huawei has been having lately, it is not surprising to find out that the Chinese giant is already working on a Google Android replacement. Media reports confirm that HongMeng OS is in the trial phase already and if the Android ban stays in place, this will become the firmware of choice for new Huawei handsets.

Those who hate Google have just received a large bone to chew from the Chinese media via to the multiple reports that reveal the name of Huawei's Android alternative: HongMeng OS. While nothing is official yet, given the recent hit of the ban hammer, Huawei is forced to come up with an alternative for its upcoming handsets.

The Twitter message posted yesterday by China's national English language newspaper Global Times reads the following: "Huawei's own-developed smart phone Operating System, reportedly named "HongMeng OS", is being trialled out and will gradually replace the Android system, according to three Chinese media reports."

One of the replies to the aforementioned tweet that have been posted today — and should obviously be taken with a generous amount of salt for now — claims that HongMeng OS will be used for the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 series.

According to Huawei Central, HongMeng is an entirely independent effort that has been in active development since 2012. Remains to see how fast can they bring it to the market now that Google has been forced to cease its partnership with Huawei.

Is this story going too far? What do you think about the severe sanctions imposed on Huawei and its partners? If you have any conspiracy theories — but some information from sources familiar with the inner working of the entire ordeal would be much better — feel free to share your thoughts with the rest of us in the comments section.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-05-20 (Update: 2019-05-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.