As was seen with Google's Android system, which began its development in 2003 only to be completed five years later in 2008, it can take technology companies a while to create new operating systems.
What will Huawei call its new OS?
HongMeng OS is what is rumored via Chinese media portals to be its Chinese name, set to be released in the last quarter of 2019 in its home country.
However, to sound more appealing to markets outside of China, Huawei has registered its new Ark OS brand in Europe.
Furthermore, the company has requested to register five brands in total in Europe: Huawei Ark OS, Ark OS, Huawei Ark, Ark, and Huawei Ark Compiler. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) received the application on 24 May.
What are the added benefits of Huawei's new OS?
China Business Network, a Chinese media portal, states that Huawei's new operating system will run all Android applications, and if they are recompiled to run natively, they may perform up to 60 percent more efficiently. This would be through the aforementioned Ark Compiler system.
On top of that, Richard Yu, Huawei's Head of Consumer Electronics division, declared that an alternative to the Google Play Store, what will be known as AppGallery in its new OS, will come pre-installed in handsets bought outside of China.
That said, this system will only be used if the company is kept from using Google and Microsoft products, stresses Yu.
When will the OS be launched?
The exact date has not yet been disclosed. Yu alludes that China may see its launch in the fourth quarter of 2019, whereas the global version of Ark OS may only be available in the first or second quarter of 2020.
Hold onto your handsets for now and stay tuned.