Earlier this year, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei was very optimistic about the future of the company’s smartphone business. The telecom giant has overtaken Apple once again in the list of the biggest smartphone makers in the world – in the first quarter of 2019, it was second only to Samsung on the global handset market.
Then a cold shower came: The White House, through an executive order, banned all US companies from working with Huawei on national security grounds. Immediately, companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Corning, and most importantly Google announced that they are cutting ties with the Shenzen-based telecom giant.
In today’s world, it is hard to imagine a smartphone without Android – and this is exactly what Google’s withdrawal from its collaboration with Huawei means. But Huawei didn’t despair: it announced the world that it has its own operating system in the works that doesn’t rely on Google at all, as well as its own chips, modems, and other components. Apparently, it has been working on a homegrown smartphone OS called HongMeng OS (Ark OS according to some other sources) that it plans to launch this year. And rumors speak about the Mate 30 being the first Huawei phone to be launched with this new operating system as early as this September.
What there is to know about HongMeng OS?
According to Huawei, the new operating system will be compatible with Android apps and web services, meaning that anything from https://www.betway.com.ng/ to beloved apps like Messenger, WhatsApp, and all others should function without any problems with it. This is good news for developers and users alike.
Also, it will be a “universal” operating system – Huawei plans to use it on everything from its fitness bands and smartwatches to its smart TVs, perhaps even in cars. Instead of Google’s Play Store, it will have Huawei’s own App Gallery, and it will also reportedly work with Aptoide to bring pretty much every available app to its users.
What there is to know about Huawei Mate 30?
Well… not much. In today’s world filled with leaks and rumors, the Mate 30 has stayed comfortably hidden from the public eye. The manufacturer hasn’t even confirmed officially its release date – rumored to happen on September 22nd in China. Thus, other than it is coming and it will be cool, there is not much we can know. But we can still speculate.
Apparently, the Mate 30 will be equipped with HiSilicon’s latest Kirin 985 System-on-a-Chip. The company reportedly finished designing the chipset before the US ban, together with the Kirin 990 (the latter may show up in Huawei’s P series later in the year). We can expect the phone to have at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, and a quad camera on its back offering traditional as well as wide-angle and bokeh lenses for amazing pictures. No information has leaked about the capabilities of the new Kirin chipset – but one thing’s for sure: it will be amazing.