Huawei, the operating system will arrive in October: the latest news

Huawei is speeding up the development of Ark OS, the mobile operating system that will replace Android. Coming by the end of October

After the commercial block wanted by Trump, Huawei continues on its way and registers the trademark of its new proprietary mobile operating system in new countries: from Thailand to Peru, the trademarks HongMeng and Ark are now patented in half the world. The new Huawei OS, as many are already calling it, is expected to arrive in October.

At the moment, Huawei is enjoying a suspension from being blacklisted as a company that can't enter into commercial agreements with U.S. companies without the okay and oversight of federal authorities. But, if there is no news in the US-China trade war, this suspension will not last beyond August. Huawei, therefore, starting in the fall will have to be ready to offer in all markets where it sells its smartphones a viable alternative to Android. But, at the same time, it will have to convince developers to bring their apps on the new OS and for this reason it is trying to make agreements as soon as possible.

How will be the OS of Huawei

Rumors speak of many tests already performed by Huawei and not only: other Chinese manufacturers are experimenting on their devices HongMeng/Ark. The results would be excellent: stable and fluid system, even faster than Android. But the real issue is the apps: no one will ever buy a device with an OS for which there are few applications available.

Android compatibility

From China come news that the Huawei OS will be compatible with Android apps. But probably via some form of emulation, so performance will never be as good as what's possible on a 100% native Android device. For this reason Huawei has already started to contact developers, offering them free technical support to bring their apps also on Ark/HongMeng and on Huawei official AppGallery store.

The fight for the first place

It's not a mystery, indeed it has been admitted by Huawei executives themselves, that the Chinese company now aims to become the first smartphone manufacturer in the world. At the top of the ranking there is now Samsung, first manufacturer for several years already, but Huawei has gained the second position at the end of 2018 bypassing Apple, which is now third. Although Huawei can count on the Chinese market, which is huge and still growing strongly, if it wants to reach the top of the ranking it cannot give up having a very strong market share in the rest of the world as well. Without Android as an operating system, however, the task becomes much more difficult. Analysts predict that, in any case, Huawei will manage to sell no less than 200 million smartphones in 2019. Will that be enough to overtake Samsung?