In an effort to achieve technological self-reliance, Huawei trademarked its upcoming homegrown Hongmeng OS in China last year according to the application submitted to Trademark Office of China’s National Intellectual Property Administration on August 24, 2018.
Now, there are reports that the smartphone maker has also submitted the HongMeng trademark in the intellectual property organizations in different countries across the globe including Canada, Mexico, Spain, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Turkey, Philippines, and some other European states.
The registration information shows that Huawei’s Hongmeng operating system is not being developed to just save its mobile phone business as it will support a variety of platforms, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, wearables, and IoT.
The previous reports indicated that the name Hongmeng OS would be strictly used in China while for international users, the company would call it Ark or Oak OS but trademark application in different countries make us doubt the two name theory. In any case, the company is expected to launch its new operating system in August or September this year whose screenshots were recently leaked online.
Google’s dominance in the world is mostly due to the reliance of smartphone companies across the world on the Android platform. In the light of the recent Huawei ban, a major flaw with this dependency has come to light i.e. with just one word from the US government, any smartphone company can be left out in the cold.
Even with the 90 days reprieve, Huawei is not slowing down to secure all ends in case the US government forces Google to part ways with the Chinese firm. In light of the recent developments, Google also broke its silence and warned the US officials against the threat of Huawei’s Hongmeng OS which according to the US-based tech giant will cause peril for the national security.
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