After Being Cut Off From Google’s Android, Huawei Files For Trademark Registration Of Its Own ‘Hongmeng’ OS
After Being Cut Off From Google’s Android, Huawei Files For Trademark Registration Of Its Own ‘Hongmeng’ OSHuawei pavilion at the CES 2018 expo in Las Vegas Nevada (David Becker/Getty Images)

Chinese electronics and telecommunications company Huawei is believed to have filed trademark registration applications of its own ‘Hongmeng’ operations system (OS) in a number of jurisdictions, reports The News Minute.

The Hongmeng OS would be able to replace the Android systems currently being used on Huawei’s phones; the company had come into the spotlight of US-China trade tensions after Google announced that it would cut off ties with the company due to a ban by American government on the company.

The US government had taken the stance that Huawei’s software could possibly be utilised as a mechanism to spy for the Chinese government, posing a risk to American national security.

This meant that any new updates to Android OS would not be available on Huawei smartphones, creating a substantial risk for the Chinese firm. Thus, Huawei is attempting to create the Hongmeng to do away with the need for the American-made OS on its devices in the future.

Some of the countries where these trademark registrations have been sought are New Zealand, South Korea, the European Union, Cambodia and Peru.

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