Friday, 22 March, 2019

Huawei has developed own operating system for smartphones and PCs

Huawei CEO denies he's under Beijing's thumb Huawei has reportedly developed its own OS in case it can't use Android, Windows
Jeannette Daniel | 15 March, 2019, 18:47

He added that the company developed in-house mobile operating systems to be used in circumstances when Android and Windows are no longer on the table, possibly in a scenario when US-based companies are ordered to cut off ties with the Chinese electronics giant.

As tensions increase between Huawei and the United States government, Huawei has accommodated for all eventualities by preparing its own operating systems. Should things get real ugly, and Huawei is banned from using Google's Android OS on its smartphones or Windows on its computers, the company already has backup operating systems in place. "That's our plan B. But of course we prefer to work with the ecosystems of Google and Microsoft", he reportedly said, according to a translation.

However, Huawei has confirmed it has a backup OS in case that happens.

'We have prepared our own operating system.

Huawei lawyers on Thursday also pleaded not guilty to federal charges that its CFO Meng Wanzhou violated USA trade sanctions on dealing with Iran and hid its dealings in the country through a subsidiary.

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Huawei is cautious of export bans.

The US alleges during meetings with an unnamed banking institution in the US, Wanzhou misrepresented Huawei's ownership and control of Iranian affiliate Skycom.

Should Huawei face the same ban, it will at least be more prepared.

A Huawei spokesperson quoted by the South China Morning Post confirmed the interview quote, also echoing Yu's sentiments regarding their continued preference for the US-made OSes.

Huawei recently sued the U.S. government over a law that banned federal agencies and their contractors from procuring Huawei's equipment and services, calling it unlawful. "Android and Windows will always remain our first choices".

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