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Huawei's new smartphone OS may launch in August or September 2019

A possible inspiration for Huawei's new non-Chinese-language OS name. (Source: Wikipedia)
A possible inspiration for Huawei's new non-Chinese-language OS name. (Source: Wikipedia)
A "global" new outlet has tweeted that HongMeng OS, Huawei's new rumored official ROM for its mobile devices, will be known as Oak OS in non-Chinese markets. Furthermore, this putative new system will be unveiled in the first fall months of 2019. Therefore, this OEM's phones could have as little as 2 more months on Android.

Huawei will almost certainly have to develop an alternative to Google's software should it wish to keep selling smartphones in the future. In fact, the OEM had reportedly been weighing up the possibility of doing so )and of setting up its own iOSesque ecosystem in the process) some time before the US Administration's new strictures on the company came into force.

The latest rumors on the subject indicate that the new OS at the center of these possibilities will be called HongMeng OS. Global Times, the outlet responsible for originally breaking this story, now claims that it will get an alternative name (Oak OS) for use outside China.

As a separate leak suggested that the new mobile software might also go by Ark OS, these are slightly confusing indications. Perhaps someone connected to the trademarking industry misheard something?

In either case, Global Times also now claims that the new mobile operating system will see a launch in August or September 2019. As we are now into June, this may mean that Huawei phones may have only 2 more months to live as phones that run EMUI, the OEM's custom skin for Android.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06- 7 (Update: 2019-06- 7)