Android Ban: Huawei Has Filed Worldwide To Trademark Its New Mobile OS Called Hongmeng

Pappi Hex

Huawei technologies has filed to trademark its "Hongmeng" operating system in Europe and at least other countries around the world, data from the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows.

The move by the Chinese tech giant comes as the US-led Trump government placed a ban on the tech firm, restricting it from buying US tech components or doing business with US companies. The ban means Huawei will no longer be able to use the version of Android that Google gives to phone manufacturers, though they will still have access to Android open-source.

Huawei using android open-source simply means that Huawei devices won't enjoy the benefits that comes with the regular Android, apps such as the Google Play Store, Gmail and other Google apps.

Apart from Google, other US companies such as Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcomm, Facebook, etc. will also have to avoid doing business with the Chinese tech giant.

To save its business and achieve its goal of becoming the world's number one smartphone maker, Huawei has rolled out its Operating system and filled for a Hongmeng trademark in countries such as Cambodia, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand.

Huawei says the OS will be available this Fall or early next year on phones, Computers, Tablets, TVs, Cars, Wearables, and other products.

Huawei applied for the Hongmeng trade mark in China in August last year and received a go ahead last month.

Peru's anti-trust agency Indecopi says that Huawei also filed an application for Hongmeng in the country on May 27, 2019.

However, Indecopi said that they needed more information from Huawei before it could proceed with the registration. The agency did not reveal much on the details it needed in the documents but said that Huawei had up to nine months to respond.

There are about 5.5 million Huawei phone users in Peru.

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