In an interesting twist in the tech Cold War, Huawei claims its own operating system called Hongmeng OS will be faster than both Android and iOS.
We've all had questions, ever since it first was announced that Huawei is losing access to Google's Android operating system. There was talk of a backup OS (which may or may not happen), a delayed notebook, and through it all Huawei has remained... remarkably calm.
When things are going your way, it still helps to have a backup plan. That seem to be Huawei's attitude to the ongoing China-America trade wars, which have wound up with the Chinese company on the so-called Entity List. And now that Plan B is looking more and more like a thing, the company has begun trademarking its Hongmeng mobile operating system around the world.
So you followed along on Twitter or on Apple's live-stream, or perhaps even here at Stuff. You know that there are upgrades coming to Apple's iDevices with the pending launch of iOS 13 and the tablet-specific iPadOS. But unless you've got the right devices, you might be in for a little heartache.
Huawei has long been rumoured to have its own mobile operating system in reserve, rumours that reach back to 2012. There's also apparently an OS waiting for the company's computer products
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