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Huawei knew the ban will come, secretly developing its Ark OS

Huawei has reportedly applied for a patent for its new ‘Ark OS’ mobile operating system before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA).

Jullie Anne Mendoza

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Huawei, arguably the most affected company in the intense trade ban between United States and China, has reportedly applied for a patent for its new mobile operating system before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA). As opposed to a reports in late May, the mobile platform will be named “Ark OS,” instead of “HongMeng.”

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The Chinese technology giant was prohibited from making business with North American firms after the US Commerce Department banned Huawei from contracting with US companies without Federal government approval. That said, this meant that Huawei lost access to Android open source and Windows software. Last month, it was leaked that Huawei had been secretly developing its in-house mobile OS which was speculated earlier to be called “HongMeng.”

A new reports indicate that Huawei’s Android-based Ark OS will support Android apps. The reports suggest the patent, filed on May 24, is the true new mobile ecosystem for Huawei handheld devices.

Huawei Central claimed that the “Ark OS” will be able to accommodate Android developed apps; meaning Huawei device users will have a smooth transition away from the Google’s Android.

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Huawei’s new “Ark OS” smartphone operating system is rumored to arrive between Spring 2019 and by Fall 2020. The United States is eyeing a several large Chinese tech corporations as part of its growing trade war against China.

DJI, the world’s famous and largest drone manufacturer, was threatened by an alert from the Department of Homeland Security. The agency is suggesting that drones made in China may be sharing confidentially sensitive information with beyond the firm.

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