Huawei is Launching Their Mobile Own Operating System

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Huawei Technologies, the largest smartphone vendor in China, said they have developed their own mobil operating systems (OS) for smartphones and also for computers.that can be used on its devices in the event that current systems provided by US technology giants are no longer available.

This Compay has developed a proprietary OS because of tensions between the company and the US government could impact the availability of US-made operating systems used on Huawei devices, Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong, said in an interview with German publication Die Welt.

Yu’s comments confirm on earlier report in the South China Morning Post in April 2018, which revealed the existence of a years-long project to build an alternative to Google’s Android OS. Huawei started building its own OS after a US investigation into Huawei and ZTE Corp in 2012, a person familiar with the matter said in the report
A previous US ban on Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE from using American products and services served as a reality check for China’s technology ambitions. Google’s Android and Apple’s proprietary iOS have a stranglehold on smartphone operating systems, accounting for 99.9 per cent of the global market, according to Gartner estimates last year.

“Huawei does also have backup systems but only for use in extenuating circumstances. We don’t expect to use them, and to be honest, we do not want to use them,” said a Huawei spokesperson on Thursday. “We fully support our partners’ OS – we love using them and our customers love using them. Android For Smartphones and Windows For PCs will always remain our first choices.”

Although there has been a long line of developers and operating systems seeking to break the duopoly – Microsoft with its Windows Mobile OS, Samsung Electronics with its Tizen system and Nokia’s Symbian platform – Android and Apple’s iOS still have a virtual duopoly today.

Having an alternative OS has likely taken on added urgency though for Huawei amid escalating trade tensions between the US and China. Huawei is the world biggest telecommunications network equipment supplier.

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