Huawei Deny Home Brand OS Rollout Rumours
Under siege Chinese smartphone maker Huawei won’t roll out its mobile OS worldwide until at least next year, despite reports it would come out next month.
TechRadar reported early this morning that the Huawei OS, code named HongMeng, would release next month citing Huawei’s managing director and vice president of Enterprise Business Group Middle East Alaa Elshimy.
Huawei has denied the claim, saying the OS would be ready to go in China later this year before a planned international rollout in 2020.
Google pulled the company’s license to use Android earlier this month, relegating it to the open source version on new devices, after a US government ban on supplying Huawei that has also seen its access to vital hardware threatened.
Huawei closed Q1Y19 as the second largest smartphone maker in the world, but its expected to lose significant market share through the rest of the year.