So what's the latest update with Huawei? Well, just in case you missed it - the company has apparently shipped about a million devices with HongMeng OS, although oddly not on new devices because this is for testing purpose. While that's understandable, it looks like the company is going aggressive as they have requested on trademarking HongMeng name in various countries.
This was discovered on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Brand Database, where countries include Australia, Canada, Cambodia, the European Union, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand were spotted on the request. Prior to this, the HongMeng name was already approved by the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and not only will it be used on smartphones, but for tablets and PCs as well.
While there are reports that HongMeng OS is approximately faster than Android by 60%, the lack of app support is something to work on as the company has only recently invited app developers to join their Huawei Developer Portal for free and publish their apps on AppGallery.
As we mentioned before, HongMeng OS could be a make or break for Huawei should the publish find satisfaction and open the door for a new OS competitor. We will continue to monitor Huawei so stay tuned for more news on that at TechNave.com.