June 13, 2019 / 11:43 PM / a month ago

CORRECTED-Huawei says in process of preparing Hongmeng software roll-out

(Corrects story to remove incorrect reference to Hongmeng OS rollout on 1 million devices in paragraph 2 after official clarification from company)

MEXICO CITY, June 13 (Reuters) - An executive of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Thursday that the Chinese telecoms giant is in the process of potentially launching its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) to replace the U.S. Android OS.

Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei’s public affairs and communications, said in an interview that Huawei will ‘presumably’ try to trademark Hongmeng.

Data from the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization shows that Huawei has already applied to trademark Hongmeng in a number of countries. (Reporting by Diego Ore, Writing by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Dave Graham)

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