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Trump Agrees to Prompt Responses to License Requests for Huawei Sales

President Donald Trump agreed at a meeting with the heads of tech giant companies like Google on Monday to make timely decisions on requests by US companies to sell to blacklisted Huawei Technologies.

But even as the CEOs of the companies requested timely licensing decisions from the Department of Commerce, in a statement that the executives expressed strong support for national security restrictions on US telecom equipment purchases and sales to Huawei.

The meeting, previously reported by Reuters, was with the CEOs of Cisco Systems, Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Micron Technology, and Western Digital, and Alphabet’s Google.

The meeting comes at a time of lingering uncertainty over the future of US companies’ ties to Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker. It was placed on a US blacklist in May, with the government citing national security concerns.

US companies were banned from selling most US parts and components to Huawei without special licenses. But Trump said last month that sales could resume as he sought to restart trade talks with Beijing.

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Huawei Founder Promises a Faster Android Alternative

Even though Google and Huawei have been given go-ahead to work together again, the Chinese telecom company hasn’t shut down work on its Android alternative, Hongmeng OS. Expected to be unveiled at its developer conference in early August, Huawei founder has spilled the beans on its upcoming operating system.

 

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in an interview that the company’s Hongmeng OS is not just meant for smartphones but will also cover modern categories such as Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles as well as the traditional ones, PCs and tablets. He also said that the new operating system will be much faster than Google’s Android and Apple’s OS. Zhengfei, however, acknowledged Huawei needs backing of a large app ecosystem and developers which drive Google and Apple app stores.

 

Zhengfei’s latest comments come shortly after Huawei received a big relief with the US President Donald Trump easing export controls on the American companies The brief ban on Huawei is expected to have a big financial impact on the Chinese company. Hongmeng OS, however, could be a window of opportunity for Huawei to become self-reliant at least in terms of software.

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Huawei’s HongmengOS is faster than Android and MacOS

In an interview with a French magazine, Huawei’s CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei, has stated that the homegrown HongmengOS will be faster than Android and will have a broader application as well. It can be used not only on smartphones but on routers, network switches, tablets, computers and even data centers.

 

Huawei’s HongmengOS is faster than Android and MacOS, has broader application

Moreover, he also added that HongmengOS would be even faster than Apple’s MacOS by boasting less than 5ms processing delay. Given that it can be used on variety of devices, it kind of reminds us of Google’s Fuchsia OS.

 

The CEO also said that despite US’ softened ban on Huawei, the Chinese tech giant hasn’t given up on Hongmeng’s development.