In the middle of the trade war between the United States and China, one of the most affected companies has been Huawei, the second most important mobile manufacturer in the world.
Now, the company just submittedpresent HarmonyOS, your own OS,With which he hopes to put aside his dependence on American technology and deal with Android.
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The system was presented by the executive director of the consumer division, Richard Yu, at a press conference in Dongguan City (southern China). The operating system equip the different devices of the brand within the same "ecosystem".
Then the key dates of the development of the operating system of Huawei:
– March 9
The Chinese giant reported that he had presented a lawsuit against the United States Government for the prohibition of its products in the US market, amid accusations of espionage against the company.
– 15 th of May
The United States Department of Commerce announced the inclusion of Huawei and its subsidiaries to the list of companies that cannot buy goods or services from US companies, which meant a blow to Chinese technology due to its technological dependence on US firms.
– may 19
After that, Google announces that it stops providing its operating system Android, installed in the vast majority of mobile phones in the world, Huawei. This decision was added in the following days plus US technology companies that sell supplies to the Chinese company.
– May 20th
The US administration announces the postponement of the impediment until August "to maintain and support existing and currently functioning networks and equipment, including software updates."
– June 1
Beijing raises tariffs on imports from the United States"The authorities will not pursue any particular sector or company," said the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
– June 29
After the expected meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in the Osaka G20, the US president announces that allow US companies to sell products to Huawei.
– July 7th
Rei Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, says that the operating system on which Huawei works, Hongmeng OS, be 60% faster than Android from Google, according to the previous tests that the company has done.
– 12th of July
Chinese giant Huawei registers the name "Harmony"in the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for its new operating system, which will be alternative to Android.
It is also known that Huawei submitted the trademark application HongMeng also known as ArkOS before the Directorate of Distinctive Signs of Indecopi on May 27.
– July 19
The board member of Huawei and senior vice president Catherine Chen said in Brussels (Belgium) that the HongMeng operating system, known a few weeks ago as a possible alternative to Android, is not to be for smart phones, but for the Internet of Things.
– August 9Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, threatened to lose its access to Android due to US sanctions, introduced a new operating system that should equip its mobile phones and "bring more harmony to the world."
– August 19
Officially terminate the three-month extension that the United States issued for Huawei Contine working with American companies in a normal way.
It should be noted that, according to specialized media, Huawei Already you have been developing your own operating system for seven years, the United States sanctions will only have accelerated its launch.
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