Huawei Technologies , the second largest phone maker in the world, in an effort to focus on high-end products, unveiled a new tablet operating system, Moxi OS, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (Reuters)

Huawei Technologies , the second largest phone maker in the world, in an effort to focus on high-end products, unveiled a new tablet operating system, Moxi OS, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The OS is currently compatible with PCs and will soon be available for tablets too. It will run on Android Nougat 8.1 and can be synced to other Huawei-branded devices.

While Moxi OS has already been rolled out as a software that can run on Android-based computers, the new tablet operating system aims to offer a similar experience on tablets with a touch screen display.

Reuters reported that Huawei plans to release 10 Android tablets before the end of the year.

The China-based global telecom giant has been expanding its presence in the tablet market and in late 2016, it introduced the Y7 tablet, a larger 6.6-inch full-size Android tablet with a detachable keyboard, taking on Apple’s iPad Mini 4.

China’s Huawei Technologies said in January that its laptop sales grew 60 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018. The company said its laptop unit sold for about $2,300 in November and December, with laptop sales climbing to 3.8 million devices in that quarter.

Sales of mobile phone handsets stood at 313 million, growing 21 percent in 2018, data from IDC showed.