Huawei is getting ready to launch its own alternative to Android, although at this point in time, not much is known about it. We have heard some potential names popup, such as HongMeng, and just a couple of months ago, it was also reported that it could be called “Ark OS”.
Now in a new trademark filing, it appears that we have yet another potential candidate for an operating system name in the form of “Harmony”. This was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office on the 12th of July, which means that should it be granted, there will be at least three different names that Huawei could choose from.
It is possible that the company is filing trademarks before deciding which to go with. It is also possible that these names could be market dependent. For example, OnePlus has two versions of Android that it uses for its smartphones: one is called OxygenOS, which many of us are probably familiar with, and the other is HydrogenOS which has been designed specifically for the Chinese market.
Perhaps HongMeng could be used for the Chinese market that Huawei is in, while Ark or Harmony could be used for other markets. There is no word on when Huawei plans on launching their Android alternative, if at all. After all, Huawei is allowed to do business with US companies again, so it would be easier for them to just resume where they left off rather than try to start from scratch.