Chinese tech giant Huawei has reportedly filed a trademark application with the EU Intellectual Property Office for a new operating system (OS) called Harmony, even as issues with the US government after the trade blacklist seem to be easing now.
The smartphone and telecommunications player is attempting to register the name for an OS for both mobile and computer use; the trademark application is dated July 12, 2019, and is currently under examination, the GSMArena reported on Saturday.
According to Huawei, Android OS and the ecosystem remains the first choice for its smartphone business. This development comes few days after US President Donald Trump, speaking on the sidelines of a global event, allowed US companies to work with Huawei once again, including Google.
Also, the company reportedly seeks to reduce the latency of its Internet of Things (IoT) devices through its own Hongmeng OS.
"We haven't decided yet if the Hongmeng OS can be developed as a smartphone operating system in the future," company's chairman Liang Hua was quoted as saying by news portal Ecns.cn.
After US President Donald Trump provided a reprieve to Huawei in June, less than a month after blacklisting the Chinese telecom giant, American tech titan Google can now continue to sell its Android license to the smartphone maker, which has been making devices like the Mate 20 Pro, and the more recent P30 Pro with four rear cameras.
We’ve already made a case for Android moving from the grasps of Google, something that’s been done in China with success over the years. For mobile users it’ll take time for them to look beyond Google’s core services, but it’s not impossible for sure.
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