Here's what Huawei's Android replacement may actually be called

Here's what Huawei's Android replacement may actually be called
The fact Huawei has its own Android replacement in the works is certainly no secret. In fact, rumor has it the operating system could be ready for launch as early as this fall. And thanks to recent trademark filings, we now know what it could be called.

As spotted by Android Headlines, Huawei filed multiple trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on May 24th, less than one week after Google stopped working with the Chinese giant. Of course, this could be purely a coincidence, but it may also mean the company is gearing up for the release of its own operating system.

In terms of the names that was filed, the listings cover ‘Huawei Ark OS,’ ‘Huawei Ark,’ ‘Ark,’ and ‘Ark OS,’ thus suggesting that Huawei’s Android and Windows alternative will be marketed as Ark OS. As usual, there’s no guarantee Huawei will ever use this name, but it’s certainly more appealing to global audiences than the ‘HongMeng OS’ and ‘Project Z’ names that are used internally. 

At the moment, it’s unclear what kind of features Huawei’s operating system will bring to the table. But according to recent rumors, it’ll work on all kinds of devices and support Android apps natively. Additionally, it may ship with Aptoide pre-installed as an alternative to Google’s Play Store.



1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Still not going to buy a Huawie..... I was close to buying the P30 pro... but my S10 plus was better in almost everything.


Posts: 467; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Yea nobody outside China is using an OS called "HongMeng"

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Just hope that it wasn't based on Linux again, nothing against Linux, but since we are talking about new OS here and we already had Android, Tizen, KaiOS and Sailfish OS based on Linux, it will be fresh to see some truly new OS.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The thing about Linux, is OEMs don't have to worry about drivers that much, especially when Linux supports almost every piece of hardware known to man. As a matter of fact drivers come to Linux first these days, then they will go to other OS's. Linux dominates IoT and a number of new areas these days.

9. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

What about windows 10,windows 10 mobile,ios,Mac os don't they get the same hardware driver support like Linux get it.why did you ignore other os when his point clearly was base on some new os architecture like fuschia is is being developed by Google.

4. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

So the OS that is going to save Huawei from flood that is USA, is called ARK! :)

8. Mikele

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Yeah the ARK remember Noah's ARK the sent conveyor of the best generations!

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Like the name.

7. Rocket

Posts: 706; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Kirin Os sounds more cool, Ark Os doesn't sounds too bad, tho

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