(Yicai Global) July 19 -- Huawei Technologies plans to continue to use Google's Android operating system for its smartphones, because its homegrown Hongmeng OS is not designed for cellphones, according to the senior vice president of the Chinese firm.
Hongmeng has been widely reported in the media as a potential alternative to Android on phones, but it is for industrial use instead, Xinhua reported, citing Catherine Chen, talking at a press conference in Brussels.
Huawei has been developing Hongmeng long before the recent discussions around finding an option to Android started, Chen said. Alphabet's Google suspended business with the Shenzhen-based firm after US President Donald Trump's administration on May 16 added Huawei to a list of firms that will have a harder time purchasing products from US companies.
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