Much has been said about Huawei’s self-developed operating system, reportedly Hongmeng, and reports reported that the company has been secretly developing it since 2012, but a billionaire entrepreneur suggested Huawei to make it open-source.
On June 26, during Nanjing Tech Week 2019, Zhou Hongyi, president and CEO of internet security company Qihoo 360 Technology, delivered a speech in which he said that Huawei could develop the Hongmeng operating system in an open source platform and similar to the Android operating system, Hongmeng can spread across the Chinese IT sector.
He said that Open Source will enable the industry to participate jointly and develop the operating system ecosystem.
It is also reported that this operation supports Android apps, but there seems to be a question of an application ecosystem, but if Huawei decides to make this operating system open source, it can solve a major hurdle for a complete application ecosystem.
Hongyi also mentioned the importance of open source partnerships and said it could bring major breakthroughs in technology, which also applies to collaboration with open source Android because almost every Chinese smartphone company uses its own custom Android versions made from collaboration with Google.
He believes that open source is not only a software development method but actually a form of economic development and a simple mechanism of innovation.
We have recently seen that Huawei has filed a “Hongmeng” trademark with global organizations, including the Chinese Intellectual Property Office Trademark Office with an application date of August 24, 2018, and the duration of this registration is valid from May 14, 2019, to 13 May 2029.
The trademark application is registered in various categories, including – Operating system program, Computer control program, Computer control software. All these categories confirm that “Hongmeng” is the name of the Huawei operating system.