Huawei shipment Hongmeng OS smartphone shipments likely to exceed 200 million in October

Huawei has been working on its own mobile operating system since quite some but the company was hoping it doesn’t have to use it. However, after the ban on the company by the Trump administration, Huawei has sped up the processor of releasing its mobile OS.

Earlier, it was reported that the Huawei’s own mobile operating system named Hongmeng OS could get released in August or September. However, as per the new reports, the operating system is now expected to be released in October.

Initially, the company won’t be having an application ecosystem to fulfill the needs of a high-end user. So, Huawei is expected to focus on the budget smartphone segment with its own OS in the initial stages.

Outside China, Huawei is expected to ship its Hongmeng mobile operating system to Central and Eastern Europe as well as emerging countries. After China, Europe is a major market for the company and it has been putting efforts to develop an app ecosystem of its own for the European market.

As for smartphone shipments, the company’s smartphone shipments are expected to exceed 200 million units. A forecast report from Tianfeng International analyst Guo Mingxi suggests that Huawei could ship as much as 225 million units of its smartphones in 2019.

Huawei has become the major sufferer between the US-China trade war as the company’s smartphone sales have been affected by 50% in the last few weeks. Multiple carrier networks across different countries have postponed sales of the newly launched Huawei devices. Most of the US companies, including Google, Qualcomm, Intel, and others have cut ties with the Huawei. Also, the Chinese company will no longer have access to the Android Operating system after the temporary 90 days of relaxation.

Except for Southeast Asia, most of the US allies have withdrawn dealings with the Chinese telecom instrument provider. While countries like Australia, Germany, New Zealand, and others have barred Huawei from participating in the 5G network testing, Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines have welcomed the company.

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