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Huawei HongMeng OS will likely be faster than Android – but itll

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first_img Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Huawei’s HongMeng OS, will ‘likely’ be faster than Google Android, according to the company’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei.The Chinese tech mogul made the claim during an interview with French publication Le Point on Friday. He didn’t get into specifics about how much faster the Huawei made operating system is, but a previous report in the Global Times reported the OS could be as much as 60% speedier.HongMeng OS is a new operating system Huawei is developing as a potential replacement for Android. The company has reportedly been working on it for quite some time, but was forced to speedline its development after a US executive order forced numerous tech companies to cut ties with it in May.Related: Best Android phone 2019The executive order forced Google to diminish its ties with Huawei, making it unclear if future Huawei phones, such as the Huawei Mate 30, will be able to get an official Android license. Without it the phones will not get official software support from Google and will be cut off from key things, including the Play Store.Outside of this details about HongMeng OS are fairly thin on the ground, though it will apparently work on numerous different technologies outside of smartphones and tablets. These include desktops, cars and even data centres according to Le Point’s report.Zhengfei also reportedly indicated the company may choose to move to use HongMeng even if the US ban was lifted. Trusted Reviews contacted Huawei for comment on Le Point’s report but at the time of publishing hadn’t heard back.Related: Amazon Prime Day Smartphone DealsEven if the company’s OS is as optimised as Zhengfei indicates, it will have one key problem to get round: it needs an app store. In China, where Google has a very small footprint, there are multiple different mobile app stores. But in the West most Android users predominantly use the official Play Store.Unless Huawei can miraculously find an equally well stocked marketplace, or somehow make its own – something Microsoft and BlackBerry  tried and failed to do – HongMeng OS could struggle to get any traction outside of its home territory.last_img

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