Following Huawei’s US ban, Huawei has now trademarked its mobile OS all around the world.
China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model.
Since then, Huawei – the world’s biggest maker of telecoms network gear – has filed for a Hongmeng trademark in countries such as Cambodia, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand, data from the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows.
If other Chinese smartphone companies seek to adopt this as well, Android as we know it will be fragmented even more.
Ultimately, Trump has now caused a big division in android, one that didn’t need dividing.