The CEO of Huawei claims that the firm’s Android alternative will run faster than Google‘s mobile operating system.
Ren Zhengfei said his firm's HongMeng OS would be up to 60 per cent faster than Android and would connect across multiple smart devices.
Speaking to French publication Le Point, Zhengfei revealed the new operating system has a processing delay of just 5 milliseconds, -- even faster than Apple's MacOS.
However, the OS lacks of apps, with the Huawei CEO admitting that the HongMeng OS currently lacks an equivalent to the Google Play store.
Huawei's development of its own operating system comes after tensions between the US and China led to the world's second biggest smartphone maker being placed on the "entity list", banning it from doing business with US firms like Google.
Current owners of Huawei phones are still able to download app and software updates, though this could change when a temporary trading license expires on 19 August.
Huawei says it will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those that have been sold or are still in stock globally.
Other Chinese manufacturers like Oppo and Vivo are also said to have tested Huawei's new system.