Huawei’s own operating system that will replace Android when the Huawei ban from Google comes into full effect, will not be immediately commercially rolled. But the actual date may actually still be slated for 2019/2020.
On May 20, Google announced that it would partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system. But the company was given an extension until August 19 by the White House in the US.
Other tech companies followed suit, including Intel, Qualcomm, Micron and ARM. Even the Bluetooth, SD and WiFi alliances have also restricted their dealings with Huawei.
Also, thanks to several trademarks that Huawei submitted, the name of that operating system may now be known. The company trademarked three names with EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), including HUAWEI ARK OS, HUAWEI ARK, ARK, and ARK OS. All of these trademarks were filed on May 24.
The OS is expected to be compatible with mobile phones, computers, tablets, TVs, connected cars, smartwatch and smart wearables. All applications that work with Android are expected to work with this new OS without any need for further customization, and users will be able to download apps from the Huawei AppGallery.