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Huawei files trademark applications for its own mobile OS

By Cookie Monster - on 14 Jun 2019, 1:00am

Huawei files trademark applications for its own mobile OS

Huawei is granted a temporary license to continue providing Android updates for its mobile devices, but it is not taking any chances and has begun filing trademark applications for its own mobile OS.

According to data from the U.N World Intellectual Property Organization, Huawei has applied to trademark its mobile OS in at least 9 countries and Europe. The countries include Cambodia, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand and Peru. The applications state Huawei's intentions to use the mobile OS for devices such as phones, portable computers and car TVs. 

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business previously shared with CNBC that the mobile OS could be ready for use in phones and tablets in China by fall this year while the international version could be ready by Q1 or Q2 next year.

The mobile OS is said to be called HongMeng for the domestic market and Oak OS for the international market. Google believes the mobile OS, which could be a modified version of Android, could have more bugs and is more easily hacked. 

Source: Reuters