Huawei has had quite a rough month, from being blacklisted by Google to ARM suspending business with them and one of their phones being de-listed from the Android 10 beta.
The fact that they are on a temporary 90 day reprieve to use Android is bad enough for Huawei since they ship phones with the American operating system.
Yesterday, Alaa Elshimy, Huawei’s Managing Director and Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group Middle East revealed to TechRadar that they were to roll out their home grown operating system next month. The operating system code named HongMeng was set to replace Android once the ban takes full effect later.
“Huawei knew this was coming and was preparing. The OS was ready in June 2018 and this was our ‘Plan B’. We did not want to bring the OS to the market as we had strong relationship with Google and others and did not want to ruin the relationship. Now, we are rolling it out next month,” Elshimy told the publication.
This statement has since been reverted where apparently there was some confusion internally and the launch date of the new Android replacement will not be launching next month. Instead, the new OS is slated for a 2019/2020 release according to TechRadar.
In addition, a CNN reporter got a statement from Huawei about this issue. “This is a hoax. We are asking media not to publish it and give credence to fake news,” the reporter tweeted.
Well, it sees we are not getting the new operating system meant to replace Android soon from Huawei. Such a faux pas and breakdown of communication in the company comes at a terrible time for Huawei.