Huawei Still Unsure If Hongmeng Will Replace Android On Its Phones

Huawei Still Unsure If HongMeng Will Replace Android On Its Phones

We had heard that the operating system that the company is developing is known as HongMeng, but now it turns out that Huawei might be having second thoughts. According to a report from the South China Morning Post, Huawei chairman Liang Hua was quoted as saying, “We haven’t decided whether to develop Hongmeng into a smartphone OS yet.”

We should point out that Liang’s statement was merely a clarification about its HongMeng platform, where the company did acknowledge that it was in development, although it seemed to be mostly aimed at Internet of Things devices, as opposed to smartphones. This doesn’t mean that the company isn’t working on an Android alternative, but according to Liang, they would ultimately still prefer to use Android if they can.

Huawei Reassures That Existing Phones Will Be Updated To Android Q

Huawei Reassures That Existing Phones Will Be Updated To Android Q

However, the good news is that despite these legal troubles, Huawei will not be forsaking its customers. In a post on its website in which Huawei answers a bunch of questions regarding the future of the company and its products, the company has reassured existing customers that they will be bringing the Android Q update to a bunch of handsets.

Now, not every single handset will be getting the update, but there will be over 17 devices part of this list. This includes the Huawei P30, P30 Pro, P30 Lite, Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS, P smart 2019, P smart+ 2019, P smart Z, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 X (5G), P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 10, and the Mate 20 Lite.

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall

Huawei Could Launch Its Android Alternative By The Fall


It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative.

A new report suggests that Huawei will be in a position to launch it as early as the fall this year. Huawei hasn’t confirmed on its own when it’s planning to launch its own operating system for smartphones. The CEO of Huawei’s consumer business Richard Yu has reportedly revealed in a private WeChat group that the company will be able to launch its Android alternative by the fall this year.

Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Huawei has so far kept mum on the issue, but they have since released a statement on the matter where they reassure their customers that existing devices will continue to receive security updates and after-sales services. “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”

The company adds, “We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.” This more or less echoes what Google had previously stated, in which the ban would only apply to new Huawei handsets, and that existing devices will continue to be supported by the company, although there would no longer be any new updates.

These 8 Huawei Phones Will Get Android Q First

These 8 Huawei Phones Will Get Android Q First


Google talked a lot about Android Q at its I/O 2019 developers conference this week. The company has rolled out beta 3 of the upcoming iteration as well for almost two dozen devices from different manufacturers. Huawei is one of them and the Chinese company has also revealed the 8 devices which it will release Android Q for initially.

The list of devices that Huawei will release Android Q for first was posted on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. It includes the Honor View 20/V20, Honor Magic 2, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 20X and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design in addition to the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

Huawei P10 And Honor 8x Receive Android 9 Pie Update

Huawei P10 And Honor 8X Receive Android 9 Pie Update


Huawei is doing more than just launching new devices, the P30 and the P30 Pro to be precise, this week. It’s also rolling out the latest firmware update for a couple of existing devices. Multiple reports have come in from users across the globe that the Huawei P10 and the Honor 8X are now receiving their Android 9 Pie update.

Huawei’s devices come with EMUI, the company own custom skin, which makes significant changes to the way Android looks on its devices. EMUI 9 is the latest version of its custom software and it’s included in the Pie update being rolled out for the Huawei P10 and the Honor 8X.

Huawei Confirms Its Own Os Will Replace Android In Worst Case Scenario

Huawei Confirms Its Own OS Will Replace Android In Worst Case Scenario


It has long been rumored that Huawei has built its own operating system. Not that lightweight OS that it has running on its new smartwatches, but a full-fledged OS which could replace Android on its smartphones. The company has now confirmed the existence of the operating system while pointing out that it’s will serve as an alternative to Android in the worst case scenario. That involves Huawei being cut off from licensing Google’s Android.

That worst case scenario almost came true for ZTE as it was hit by a ban in the United States for violating an earlier agreement related to a sanctions violation. ZTE later settled its matters with the authorities and was able to operate its business once again.

Huawei Has A 'plan B' To Android Should It Ever Be Required

Huawei Has A 'Plan B' To Android Should It Ever Be Required

The majority of smartphones out there run on Google’s Android operating system. Even devices in China where Google’s services are almost non-existent are powered by the mobile operating system. We’re sure that many would much prefer using their own OS as it means more control over what it can do and what goes into it, but we imagine that it could be hard breaking Google’s grasp.

However it seems that Huawei is more than prepared. Speaking during an interview with German publication Welt, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu revealed that the company has actually built and developed their own operating system should the day ever arise that Android is no longer available to them.

Japan Expected To Stop Buying Huawei & Zte Equipment

Japan Expected To Stop Buying Huawei & ZTE Equipment

Huawei and ZTE, at least before they started to become known for their smartphones, would supply many a communications device to companies around the world. For example there mobile hotspot dongles sold by carriers around the world would be made by Huawei, so safe to say that in addition to smartphones, such as behind-the-scenes communications tools are a core of their businesses.

Unfortunately it seems that Huawei and ZTE could start losing those businesses. A report from Reuters has revealed that Japan plans to start banning the purchase of Huawei and ZTE products for government uses. This is done to help beef up their security to prevent leaks and attacks.

Huawei Confirms Emui 9 Android Pie Release Date

Huawei Confirms EMUI 9 Android Pie Release Date

Huawei today revealed when it will start rolling out the EMUI 9.0 update based on Android 9 Pie to compatible devices. It has been running a beta program for the update and has now confirmed when the next iteration of Android will be headed to the Mate 10 and P20 as well as other compatible devices.

Huawei Android 9.0 Pie Beta Now Supported By 5 Additional Devices

Huawei Android 9.0 Pie Beta Now Supported By 5 Additional Devices

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Huawei hasn’t said as yet when it’s going to release the Android 9 Pie update for all of its supported handsets. What it did do earlier this month was announce the names of some Huawei/Honor devices that will be supported during the internal beta of this update. The company has now updated this list with five additional handsets that will support the Android 9.0 Pie beta.

Huawei Already Testing Android 9.0 Pie For Its Flagship Phones

Huawei Already Testing Android 9.0 Pie For Its Flagship Phones

Unless you own a Pixel handset from Google, chances are whenever a major Android update is released, you might end up waiting months before you even get your hands on it. However Essential surprised us all when within a day of Android 9.0 Pie going live, the Essential Phone got the update.

Not to be outdone, it seems that Huawei could be next to release the update. This is according to a post on Weibo in which Huawei confirmed that the update is currently being tested on its flagship handsets. This includes the Mate 10 Pro, the P20, Honor 10, and the Honor V10. There’s no telling when the update will be released or if this is an indication that it will be released soon, but it’s nice to know that Huawei is already working on it.

Android P Name Possibly Leaked By Huawei Support

Android P Name Possibly Leaked By Huawei Support


Google hasn’t confirmed as yet what the Android P name is going to be. It announced the next iteration of Android at its I/O 2018 conference in May and has since been releasing beta builds of the update. Android P is due to be released in a couple of months and we may only get to know what the Android P name is going to be. It appears that a Huawei support rep may have let the name of Google’s next major Android update slip.

It was initially reported by Bloomberg in February this year that Android P would be called Android Pistachio Ice Cream. We haven’t heard much about the topic since then and Google didn’t bring it up during the I/O 2018 announcement of Android P.

Huawei Mate Se Gets Android 8.0 Oreo

Huawei Mate SE Gets Android 8.0 Oreo


The Mate SE was launched by Huawei in March this year. It can easily be described as a slightly upgraded model of the Honor 7X which costs a bit more money. Huawei released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Honor 7X last month which meant that it was only a matter of time before this handset got the update as well. Huawei has now started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mate SE.

Reports have now started coming in that the Huawei Mate SE is finally receiving its Android 8.0 Oreo update. The update weighs in at almost 2.4GB which is not surprising given that it’s a major Android platform update.