Coming soon: Huawei’s Hongmeng OS | TECH(feed)


HEY EVERYONE WELCOME BACK TO TECH FEED. IT
WOULDN’T BE TECH FEED WITHOUT A STORY ABOUT HUAWEI. AND NO SURPRISE HERE, WE’VE GOT
SOME UPDATES ABOUT THE TECH GIANT. STICK AROUND. LET ME GET ONE THING OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE
I START–THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT THE HUAWEI BAN… MOSTLY. INSTEAD, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT
SALES AND OPERATING SYSTEMS. THE HUAWEI BAN AFFECTED THE COMPANY’S SALES IN THE U-S
AND EUROPE… BUT THE OPPOSITE IS GOING ON IN ITS HOME COUNTRY OF CHINA. REUTERS REPORTS
THAT HUAWEI SMARTPHONE SALES ARE UP IN CHINA BY NEARLY A THIRD YEAR OVER YEAR. AND BUYERS
POINT TO ADVERTISING AND NATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE AS THE REASON FOR THEIR PURCHASE. HUAWEI HAS BEEN PORTRAYED AS AN UNFAIR PAWN
IN THE U-S AND CHINA TRADE WAR IN CHINESE MEDIA, LEADING SOME CONSUMERS TO SYMPATHIZE
WITH THE COMPANY. AND WHEN IT’S BEEN TIME TO UPGRADE OR BUY A NEW PHONE, CHINESE
BUYERS HAVE BEEN TURNING TO HUAWEI IN SWARMS. APPLE SMARTPHONE SALES IN CHINA ARE DOWN,
AS WELL AS SALES OF HUAWEI’S RIVALS. BUT FAVORABLE MEDIA COVERAGE IS JUST ONE RESULT
OF THE HUAWEI BAN. POTENTIAL TO BE CUT OFF FROM U-S BASED SUPPLIERS IS, OF COURSE, ANOTHER.
AND WHILE U-S TECH COMPANIES CAN RESUME WORKING WITH HUAWEI SOON, THEY’LL NEED A LICENSE
FROM THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO DO SO. SO THERE’S SOME DRAW FOR HUAWEI TO BECOME INDEPENDENT
FROM U-S VENDORS–AND THAT INCLUDES GOOGLE. GOOGLE’S ANDROID O-S POWERS…. A LOT OF
PHONES. IF A PHONE’S NOT RUNNING APPLE’S I-O-S, IT’S VERY LIKELY RUNNING ANDROID.
BUT IF TENSIONS BETWEEN THE U-S AND HUAWEI GROW HOSTILE ONCE AGAIN, IT’S NOT OUT OF
THE QUESTION THAT GOOGLE WOULD HAVE TO WITHDRAW ANDROID SUPPORT FROM HUAWEI PHONES. HUAWEI’S
FOUND A WAY AROUND THAT… BY DEVELOPING ITS OWN OPERATING SYSTEM. HONGMENG O-S IS COMING
SOON… REALLY SOON. HUAWEI PLANS TO RELEASE A LOW-END SMARTPHONE POWERED BY HONGMENG O-S
LATER THIS YEAR. IF ANYTHING CHANGES ABOUT HUAWEI’S RELATIONSHIP TO THE U-S, WE’LL
KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP. THANKS FOR WATCHING THIS EPISODE OF TECH FEED.
IF YOU LIKED THIS VIDEO BE SURE TO GIVE IT A THUMBS UP AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL.
AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU’RE GOING TO GIVE HUAWEI’S O-S A TRY. I’LL BE OUT FOR THE
NEXT WEEK OR SO ON VACATION, SO NO NEW TECH FEED EPISODES FOR A BIT… SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

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4 thoughts on “Coming soon: Huawei’s Hongmeng OS | TECH(feed)

  1. I read in Business Insider today that Huawei reportedly knew it was over-reliant on Google's Android before the US-China trade war and considered alternatives like Sailfish.

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