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WhatsApp for Hongmeng OS
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When US President Donald Trump banned Huawei in United States, Huawei revealed it’s secret Hongmeng OS which was under development since 2014.
But on 26th July, in a launch event at Shenzhen, Huawei said that the Hongmeng OS is not made for smartphones, and it will not replace Android. Huawei continues using Android OS in their mobiles.
The new Hongmeng OS is made for its Tele-Vision product called “Smart Screen”, The company previously said that it is preparing its own OS for its Smartphones. Now the company had changed its decision, and they continue their business with Android(Google’s mobile operating system).
Hongmeng OS is developed for IoT devices(Internet of Things) instead of Smartphones, the OS is initially designed for its Smart TV, the Honor TV is not like any other Smart TV because it will not have an Android Operating System, instead of that it will have Hongmeng OS which is significantly faster than Android.
Well, the Hongmeng OS is also known as Ark OS, actually, the Ark is the extension of the application file. The extension means, it is the word placed after the file name.
To understand it better, let’s take an example of android, its extension is “.apk”, An APK file is an app created for Android. Typically, users don’t see APK files because Android handles app installation in the background via Google Play or another app distribution platform.
Same as APK, Apple also compresses its application package into “.pkg” files. Whereas in Huawei’s Hongmeng OS, the file extension is “.ark” which can keep the application package safe and virus free.
In Huawei Smart TV, WhatsApp and Facebook are not pre-installed, it offers “Huawei Store” or “Hongmeng Store” where the software are available for download.
If you want to download WhatsApp for Hongmeng OS, then it will be available on WhatsApp.com/dl once it is developed. The Smart TV has a Honghu 818 chipset which is really meant for Artificial Intelligence and 8K support.
The Honor TV comes with a Pop-up selfie camera with AI sensor and feature of face recognization, that will be used in a video conference to keep the picture quality clear.
The Honor Smart TV will have the following features
- Pop-up selfie camera with AI sensor and feature of face recognition.
- The screen will have high dynamic range imaging (HDR).
- Super-segmentation (SR).
- Noise reduction (NR).
- Dynamic contrast enhancement (DCI).
- Automatic color management (ACM).
- It also supports 8K at 30fps, 4K at 120fps super video decoding capability.
The Honor TV has two versions a standard variant and a Pro variant. Both the smart screens are of 55-inches. The company is ready to launch in India and the price of Honor TV and some other features are still unknown. In the coming weeks, we let you know so stay tuned.