Huawei’s ongoing battle with the U.S. has led to reports by Chinese news agency, the Global Times, to claim that the Chinese tech firm is working closely with domestic partners.
With the Global Times as a government-friendly newspaper, comments have to be taken in the context of a PR showdown between Washington and Beijing.
It’s almost like China’s Global Times wanted to create an atmosphere of anticipation for the consumers considering many of them are trying to get rid of their Huawei handsets. Most of them are afraid they might stop getting Android system updates after the temporary 90-day ban reprieve ends.
According to the report, Huawei has been intensively testing the new HongMeng OS and has collaborated with a few local companies as well. Tencent, a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate, is responsible for the UI. Apart from this, Smartphone vendors like Oppo and Vivo have also sent their teams for testing the HongMeng OS, who have claimed it to be 60 percent faster than Android.
That’s kind of a stretch keeping in mind that Huawei has recently started working on the OS and Google has been perfecting Android for many years.
Anyhow, the company’s chief strategy officer, Shao Yang, said that the release date of HongMeng OS is a secret and will come as a surprise.