Huawei are reportedly working on phones running their own operating system named 'Hongmeng'.

Huawei Mate X

Huawei Mate X

According to Global Times, the Chinese firm have been working on a "faster" alternative to Google's Android to reduce its dependence on their software since the company were banned from trading in the US by Donald Trump, amid fears of national security concerns.

Although Huawei have repeatedly denied allegations that the use of their products presents security risks.

A source has now told the publication that the new Hongmeng-powered device will likely be released in the fourth quarter of 2019, and will arrive "along with the Huawei Mate 30 series."

Whilst Android will power the Mate and Pro, after the US President recently confirmed that the Huawei P30 Pro, P30 and Mate 20 Pro will get the Android Q update.

Trump stated he will let the US business "sell Huawei equipment" which has "no great national security problem with it".

He said: "US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei.

"We're talking about equipment where there's no great national security problem with it.

"I said that's okay, that we will keep selling that product, these are American companies that make these products.

"I've agreed to allow them to continue to sell that product so that American companies will continue."

Huawei recently admitted the US' decision to put them on a trade blacklist "sets a dangerous precedent" that would harm billions of consumers.

Song Liuping, the firm's top legal officer, said at a press conference: "Politicians in the US are using the strength of an entire nation to come after a private company.

"This decision threatens to harm our customers in over 170 countries, including more than three billion consumers who use Huawei products and services around the world.

"By preventing American companies from doing business with Huawei, the government will directly harm more than 1,200 US companies. This will affect tens of thousands of American jobs."


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