No one knows exactly what will happen to Huawei in around two months, when a US executive order is (theoretically) set to come into effect, essentially banning the Chinese tech giant from doing business with long-time partners like Google, Qualcomm, Intel, and possibly even Arm, to name just a few.
Hongmeng trademarks all over the place
A faster OS than Android?
They say one million devices running a pre-release version of Hongmeng have already been shipped for testing purposes, and Huawei reportedly assigned the mission to evaluate the OS in its current state to not only its own employees, but people from the outside as well. Namely, employees of tech and entertainment giant Tencent, as well as Oppo and Vivo engineers.
Early conclusions are that the OS is a whopping 60 percent faster than Android, which seems… pretty far-fetched. The number also doesn’t mean anything outside of the right context, as we don’t know exactly what version or fork of Android was tested and what kind of tests were performed. Finally, speed is just a small piece of a much larger puzzle that needs to come together to make an operating system good.