Chinese tech giant Huawei recently announced that it will hold its annual developer conference from Aug. 9 to 11 in Dongguan city, Guangdong province in south China.
Approximately 1,500 partners and 5,000 developers from around the world will participate in the event, which is expected to be Huawei’s largest-ever developer conference since the company was founded in 1987.
Huawei is now working to troubleshoot its self-developed operating system, Hongmeng, according to the Chinese news portal, The Paper.
It is still unknown if Huawei’s new operating system will be ready in time for launch at the conference.
Hongmeng is an operating system designed for the internet of things. It can even be applied to autonomous transport and industrial automation, as it can control processing delays below five milliseconds.
The Hongmeng system is not a substitute for the Google-developed Android operating system used in smartphones and tablets, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said in June. He made the remarks after Google announced it would partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system to comply with U.S. restrictions on Huawei.
Washington accused Huawei of posing risks to U.S. national security, and banned it from accessing any American technologies without special approval. Huawei has repeatedly denied the accusation, saying the charge was not supported by any factual evidence.
Huawei is one of the world’s largest investors in innovation. Its expenditure on R&D exceeded $15 billion in 2018, and is expected to reach $100 billion in the next five years.