Huawei’s Hongmeng OS was never intended to replace Android. Yes, you saw it right, Huawei’s board member and VP, Catherine Chen said that the Hongmeng OS is developed for business uses and IoT, and it was never developed with a view to replacing Android OS.
Chen acknowledged this information at a media roundtable in Brussels, Belgium. Been trademarked recently, the Hongmeng OS was intended for industrial use and has been in development long before the discussions about replacing Android, following the trade war between the US and China.
Also, looks like the Hongmeng OS only contains much fewer lines of code, apparently in hundreds or thousands while a usual mobile operating system contains dozens of millions line of code. Similarly, the in-house OS of Huawei comprises extremely low latency compared to a smartphone operating system, Chen said.
Another interesting thing comes along, which is that the Chinese officials are now talking about the Hongmeng OS as the US government has lifted the trade ban on Huawei that leaves the belief that there could’ve been thoughts about making Hongmeng a mobile system after all.