Huawei's CEO of Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu, has revealed in an interview that the company has developed its own operating systems. We heard more about this OS in 2016. Huawei makes its own SoC - the Huawei Kirin, and so is not much dependent on Qualcomm's 'Snapdragon SoC, but same cannot be said of the company's patronage of Google's products and services particularly Google Android OS.
Huawei envisages its battle with the Authorities could lead to a final ban on the export of US-made products and services like Android and Windows and is making all moves to obviate the effects on the company should it get to that. This admission follows earlier rumors that Huawei had been working on its own operating systems since at least early 2018.
'We have prepared our own operating system.
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Banning Huawei from using Android and Windows sounds extreme, but with the United States asking its allies not to use the company's 5G equipment and even threatening to withhold intel from Germany if it does so, such a move isn't out of the question.
According to the South China Morning Post, the China-based company has been working on an Android alternative since 2012 - right about the time when the us started investigating ZTE and Huawei.
Huawei lawyers on Thursday also pleaded not guilty to federal charges that its CFO Meng Wanzhou violated U.S. trade sanctions on dealing with Iran and hid its dealings in the country through a subsidiary. Other nations will make their own. "We fully support our partners' operating systems - we love them, and our customers love them", a company spokesperson told South China Morning Post. Still, given the state of the US-Huawei relationship, this contingency plan could be significant.