Huawei has started testing its Android-alternative reportedly called Hongmeng, a new Operating System that will power Huawei’s non-Android smartphones, according to Chinese state media outlet Global Times( via Reuters).

There were rumors doing the rounds about the existence of Hongmeng, which, prior to the suspension of the Huawei ban, was said to be a replacement for Android. However, the Huawei Executive, Liang Hua later confirmed that Hongmeng is not meant to run on a smartphone, rejecting previous rumors.

The rumors suggesting that Hongmeng is an Alternative and that it is meant to run on Smartphone along with IoT devices have started appearing once again, and this time it’s coming from a reliable source. According to Global Times, Huawei’s “Not-an-Android” smartphone powered by Hongmeng OS will soon be ready and will go on sale by the end of this year.

However, since there is no official announcement from Huawei, it’s still not clear whether the Hongmeng is really an Android-alternative for smartphones.

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