Huawei has a difficult time; with the ban from the United States, it is not allowed to develop new devices with the Google Play Store. However, it does not stop there, Huawei can provide its current smartphones with updates to the Play Store until only August 19 , as was shown yesterday. To mitigate the blows from the United States, Huawei would now work on its own operating system. The rumor about an OS codenamed Hongmeng had been circulating for some time, but was invalidated from Huawei. That has since changed, and the CEO of the Consumer Business Group is said to have confirmed the development of the operating system.
End of 2019 or beginning of 2020
There is nothing else for Huawei than to work on the future. After all, it does not know how the ban will end and whether it will actually end. According to Chinese media , Richard Yu would have made statements about the operating system. According to the CEO, the OS would run on smartphones, tablets, TVs and wearables. It will be relatively easy for developers to support Hongmeng, as Android apps will be able to run on it. What the basis of Huawei’s software is unknown. In principle, the company can use AOSP (Android Open Source Project), although that would not help with the independence of the Chinese company from Western parties.
Mind you, Huawei leaves few details about the future. In an interview with Reuters , it says that a ban is being worked on in collaboration with Google. However, it is questionable whether Huawei can improve its relationship with the United States. In the past there has always been a ban on the sale of their smartphones. Under pressure from the Republican government together with Trump, a great deal of time has been spent on investigating the Chinese manufacturer. The results of these studies have not been published to date. Nevertheless, it decided to impose a ban on Huawei, making it (for the time being) prohibited to trade with American parties.