Tech/June 14, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/114 views /TechTechnology Huawei Delays Global Launch Of Foldable Phone By Three Monthsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelHuawei Mate X foldable phone Huawei will delay the launch of its much-touted foldable 5G Mate X smartphone by three months, the latest setback for the company that was slapped with U.S. sanctions last month. The Mate X, a competitor to Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Fold, is expected to be rolled out globally in September, Vincent Pang, Huawei’s head of corporate communications, said on the sidelines of the WSJ Tech D.Live conference in Hong Kong. Advertise With Us It was originally slated for a June launch. The delay comes as Huawei phones face being cut off from updates of Google’s Android operating system (OS) in the wake of the U.S. blacklist that bans American companies from doing business with the Chinese firm. ALSO READ Imo Assembly Suspends Speaker As He Escapes With MacePang, however, denied the delay was due to the ban, saying Huawei was in the process of running certification tests with various carriers that were expected to be completed in August. He also told Reuters that Huawei, the world’s second-largest maker of smartphones, could roll out its Hongmeng operating system (OS) – which is being tested – within nine months. “Our preference will of course be Google and Android as we have been partners for many years,” said Pang, also a senior vice president at Huawei. “But if the circumstances force us to, we can roll out Hongmeng in six to nine months.” ALSO READ Apapa Road: Container Falls On VehiclesHongmeng is based on the version of Android that is publicly available via open-source licensing and is mainly meant for phones, Pang said. Hongmeng will support other devices later. Google has earlier said it would no longer provide Android software for Huawei phones after a 90-day reprieve granted by the U.S. government expires in August. ALSO READ What Shettima Said About Ganduje, Emir Of Kano | Nugeria NewsHuawei has applied to trademark its Hongmeng OS in various countries, Reuters reported on Thursday, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets. At home, Huawei applied for a Hongmeng trademark in August last year and received a nod last month, according to a filing on China’s intellectual property administration’s website. Pang denied recent media reports that Huawei was cancelling the roll out of its next new laptop and said it will still launch at a later date. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:TechTechnology share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleJulius Berger Launches Website For Second Niger Bridgenext articleJUST IN: Two storey building collapses in Warri – The Nation NewspaperRelated Posts448 shares Tech/June 27, 2019 /No Comment NNPC Set To Begin Oil Exploration In Benue433 shares Tech/June 27, 2019 /No Comment INEC Is Most Improved Public Institution In Nigeria – YakubuNigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Thursday, June 27th, 2019Transfer: Atletico Madrid Sign Benfica’s Joao Felix In Record DealDiezani Cash: EFCC Re-Arraigns Ex-FCT MinisterIran Debunks Seeking War With USTransfer News: Barcelona Goalkeeper Joins Valencia17 Nigerians Deported From Ghana For Cybercrime OffenceJAMB Finally Releases 3,736 Withheld UTME Results22-Year-Old Man Arraigned For Stealing Bible, Phone From Church Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.