Huawei to ship devices with its new OS in October, but not the Mate 30

Yordan, 13 June 2019

Multiple Chinese sources have revealed today that Huawei is ready to launch devices with its HongMeng OS (expected to be named Ark OS for global markets) this October. The memo comes from Guo Mingxi, an analyst with Tianfeng International, who revealed Huawei will be ready to push the smartphones in the Fall.

However, they won’t be from the flagship series Mate 30, but are likely to be entry level to midrange phones for the Chinese market.

According to Global Times, the new OS was developed along with Tencent representatives, and Oppo and vivo were also present to test the new OS and found it some 60% faster than Google's Android.

The main reason for the rollout to take place first in China is that the OS would not meet the requirements of the International audience, so Huawei has to scale back a bit with the launch. Eventually, when Huawei’s ecosystem is developed, it will appear to global upper-tier units, like the eventual Mate 30 and P40 series.

The analyst also predicted that despite the troubles between the United States and China, Huawei will manage to surpass its 200 million milestone in shipments from 2018 and will push between 215 million and 225 million units, fortifying its second place in the world, even if it had to put on hold its aim to become the top manufacturer globally.

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Reader comments

  • Really

Disagree.. We absolutely need third, forth and fifth OS. We need options and diversity, not a duopoly like now. I'm sure if Huawei team up with other Chinese companies,they could pull it off! I'm more than willing to give it a try, if its available.

It will take years before it will get popular, even it will be better than Android in every aspect. Mobile OS business is consumer loyalty business. People been using Android for many years. It it will not just stop using Android OS they know well ab...

  • foldable future

Stop your complaining, once they released $1000 phone. its over. Android is cheaper, usually they are just cheaper model phones. Good luck with your Android flagship $1000 phones, just like iPhone.

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