Yes, you heard it right. Huawei has trademarked three names i.e. Huawei Ark OS, Huawei Ark, Ark, and Ark OS with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).
As per the reports of Android Headline, this trademark request was submitted on 24 May 2019. However, the request is still under process means that the European board will examine it and then give necessary approvals.
This is very positive for the Chinese telecom tech as nothing is going on their way since US President Donald Trump included Huawei in the trade blacklist. Since then, several tech companies cut the relationship with Huawei thereby not supplying key services and components.
First, it was Google which took away Android license making the Huawei devices not eligible for any further Android and security updates. Then, the world popular chipmakers namely Infineon and ARM suspended shipments to Huawei, soon after Microsoft also removed the Huawei laptops from its official store. Moreover, the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor was into real trouble when other US companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and SD Association stop performing any business activity with the company.
In this situation, the trademark registration of Huawei’s Android alternative flows some positives into the company. It’s not clear yet at what stage of development Huawei’s Ark OS is. But it’s fair to say that the maker has been thinking about a separate OS since 2015.
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There are no official words regarding the name of Huawei’s alternative Android OS, but as Google gave only 3-months to temporarily use their Android license Huawei might choose any of these names for its new official OS. Among the Huawei Ark OS, Huawei Ark, Ark, and Ark OS names, the Ark OS is a popular bet.
No further details are available but several older reports suggested that the new OS would be compatible with Android applications. Further, there are also reports that Huawei is also in talks with Aptoide to act as Google Play Store replacement.
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