Huawei EMUI 10 based on Android Q in internal testing

Lloyd Doyle
June 14, 2019

The Galaxy Fold has this kind of artifact too - we suspected it was just something we have to get used to with early folding display devices, but perhaps it's being improved.

As a result of its USA trade ban, Huawei got its Android revoked and thus it won't be able to use Google Play Services (the Google Play Store included) on phones that haven't been already certified. When the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone was showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 tech expo earlier this year, the Chinese firm had revealed that it carries support for 55W SuperCharge fast charging technology.

The importance of this report is that Huawei users can now have a glimpse of hope after the U.S. ban.

Once Huawei's OS formally hits the street, there will effectively be two kinds of Android operating system: the genuine version and a Huawei version which will be compatible to all Android apps. Looking at the Huawei P30 series EMUI 10 ROM, FunkyHuawei believes that Huawei is testing Android Q, at least internally.

Huawei hasn't provided any specifics as to when the operating system could launch publicly, with Shao Yang, the chief strategy officer of Huawei's business consumer group, describing the release date as "a secret". Huawei has already reportedly received trademark clearance in China.

Huawei has not yet revealed the details about its OS but the applications to trademark the operating system show that it wants to use Hongmeng for gadgets ranging from smartphones and portable computers to robots and auto televisions. The agency has sought additional details from the company about its mobile operating system.

Huawei has applied to trademark its Hongmeng OS in various countries, Reuters reported on Thursday, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets.

Last year, one in every three smartphones sold in China was a Huawei device.

Another thing that Google has to contend with is the possibility - not all that remote, if the Sino-US trade war goes out of hand - that Beijing orders all Chinese phone makers to shun foreign software and use HongMeng as their source for the operating system.

The company is developing its own OS plan B, dubbed Hongmeng in China and Ark outside it.

Still, Google won't be able to rest easy or dismiss the potential threat from the Chinese giant, which will have a huge domestic market as a protective shield.

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