Phil Siarri
Jul 19 · 2 min read
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Image of owl
Black and white version of “Owl” by Melanie van de Sande (Pixabay)

Following its “US ban”, it has been widely reported that Huawei was working on a new Linux-based mobile OS named “Hongmeng”. Many industry observers believed the Chinese tech giant was in the process of replacing Google’s Android with Hongmeng on all its smartphones due to severe trade restrictions between U.S. and Chinese tech firms. But new information has emerged…

Huawei board member and senior Vice President Catherine Chen told Xinhuanews on Thursday that Hongmeng is not for smartphones and the company wants to continue using Android. She precised that the new OS was not designed for consumer devices (implying it was intended for industrial use).

Chen also made vague comments as to HongMeng contains hundreds of thousands of lines (versus millions for conventional mobile platforms), is very secure and has extremely low latency.

Confusing isn’t it? Perhaps Huawei is just employing “saving face” tactics given that the U.S. government is now easing up sanctions towards the Chinese telecom giant. The tech trade war continues…

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Image of cute but panicked humanoids
“Questions” by OpenClipart-Vectors (Pixabay)

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Futurism articles bent on cultivating an awareness of exponential technologies while exploring the 4th industrial revolution.

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