Answering on the sidelines of WSJ Tech D.Live conference in Hong Kong, Mr. Vincent Pang, Huawei Communications Director, said Mate X plans to release globally in September. Initially, the company plans to sell out. in June.
The decision to delay the sale of Mate X happened exactly when Huawei phones were threatened to not update Google Android due to their names on the US embargo list. However, Mr. Pang said the delay was not due to the ban, but to experiment with various operators. Expected, the process is completed in August.
He also told Reuters about Hongmeng operating system. He said their priority is still Google and Android because the two sides are long-term partners. However, if the situation is mandatory, they must launch Hongmeng in 6 to 9 months. Hongmeng is based on Android and is mainly for phones. In the future, Hongmeng will support more devices.
Earlier, Google said it did not provide Android to Huawei after the 90-day US license expired in August.
Huawei has applied for Hongmeng copyright registration in many countries, a sign that they may be implementing contingency plans in key markets. At home in China, Huawei registered the Hongmeng brand from August 2018 and was approved last month.
Pang denied the news of canceling the next laptop that the media reported recently and insisted to introduce the device later.