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Huawei shows off Android rival operating system HarmonyOS

Huawei has showed off their new Harmony OS operating system to rival Android.

The Chinese tech firm finally unveiled their "faster" alternative to Google's Android on Thursday (08.08.19).

OS, which was codenamed "HonMeng", works across all devices, phones, tablets and computers.

CEO Richard Yu said at the Huawei Developer Conference:"We're entering a day and age where people expect a holistic intelligent experience across all devices and scenarios.

"To support this, we felt it was important to have an operating system with improved cross-platform capabilities.

"We needed an OS that supports all scenarios, that can be used across a broad range of devices and platforms, and that can meet consumer demand for low latency and strong security."

The company created their own system to reduce its dependence on Google's 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."

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