Google suspends Huawei's Android license

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28 minutes ago, Krieg said:

 

This just adds another layer to the original problem, critical software and now hardware can't be in the hands of a single country, alternatives are needed.    I guess if things do not de-escalate soon this is going to be a massive wake up call in the world of technology.

 

Huawei will be really hurt if they lose the access to ARM processors.  I guess the only alternative they will have is to massively invest in free alternatives like RISC-V or MIPS, which are Open Source.

 

 

 

ARM is open source but it still uses technology that is US originating, therefore it still comes under the restrictions.

 

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1 hour ago, dj_jay_smith said:

 

 

ARM is open source but it still uses technology that is US originating, therefore it still comes under the restrictions.

 

 

ARM supports some Open Source projects, but the ARM processors are NOT open source.  Their licenses are not cheap either.

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On 5/20/2019, 9:44:11, Krieg said:

 

They do not have to write a new operating system from scratch.   There is Android Open Source.   

 

 

 

 

 

The problem is that Android isn't fully "open source".  A lot of its development is done internally at Google, and it's only open source insofar that they accept external contributions and then every so often dump a whole new version out.  What's really going to hurt Huawei is not having pre-access to the development version, meaning they can only do any development and adaptations after it's publically released.

 

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Seems HUAWEI are getting ready to launch their new O/S

 

 

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Huawei is in the process of potentially launching its own Hongmeng operating system (OS), set to replace the Android OS, public affairs and communications VP Andrew Williamson told Reuters in an interview. He said the company will “presumably” trademark its new OS. 

The company already applied to trademark Hongmeng in a number of countries according to data from the World Intellectual Property Organization. According to a report in business daily El Comercio, Huawei applied to register the term ‘Hongmeng’ for a mobile operating system in Peru.

Huawei's move of launching its own OS is the result of the ban imposed by the US government on doing business with US technology companies such as Google, whose Android OS is used in Huawei’s phones.

Williamson said that Hongmeng would be ready to go “in months” in case trade tensions escalate into a full-blown trade war.


 

 

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/huawei-prepares-possible-hongmeng-os-roll-out--1296804?utm_source=headlines_-_english&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=14-06-2019&utm_content=textlink

 

 

 

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They registered as well Ark, Ark OS, Huawei Ark and Huawei Ark OS.   Hongmeng doesn't sound like a good name for an international product, while Ark sounds much better.   Maybe it will be Hongmeng in China and Ark for the international market.

 

They have as well confirmed that their OS will be Android-App compatible.   But it is not yet clear if it will be based on AOSP or not.   The model license from their OS seems to be proprietary until now.
 

 

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2 minutes ago, yesterday said:

Will Google be able to ban  Huawei, from using the Google apps store ?

 

The store yes.  Their Google Apps they can't stop Huawei from pre-installing them.  They can't stop the users from install them themselves.   

 

2 minutes ago, yesterday said:

 

If so its game over for  Huawei

 

I don't think so.

 

While Google Play is the biggest Android store, things can change.

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19 minutes ago, Krieg said:

They registered as well Ark, Ark OS, Huawei Ark and Huawei Ark OS.   Hongmeng doesn't sound like a good name for an international product, while Ark sounds much better.   Maybe it will be Hongmeng in China and Ark for the international market.

 

They have as well confirmed that their OS will be Android-App compatible.   But it is not yet clear if it will be based on AOSP or not.   The model license from their OS seems to be proprietary until now.
 

 

 

Hongmeng  has been registered in Peru according to the article, so they are at least protecting it worldwide!

 

I don't think the name of an O/S actually matters to most people, just the name of the phone.  And I wouldn't say that HUAWEI is very internation friendly and most people pronounce it wrong even today.

 

 

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