Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s public affairs and communications, said on Thursday that the Chinese telecoms giant is in the process of trademarking and potentially launching its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) to replace the US Android OS, said Reuters.
“Huawei is in the process of potentially launching a replacement,” Williamson said. “It’s not something Huawei wants. We’re very happy of being part of the Android family, but Hongmeng is being tested, mostly in China.”
Williamson said he expected 2019 revenue growth would be almost flat at around 20%, compared with last year’s expansion of 19.5%. Huawei said in March its three main business groups were likely to post double-digit growth this year.
President Donald Trump’s administration last month put Huawei on a blacklist that barred it from doing business with US tech companies such as Alphabet Inc, whose Android OS is used in Huawei’s phones.