Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has confirmed that it has developed its own proprietary operating systems (OS) and is ready to implement those in case its legal battle with the U.S. leads to a ban on the export of US-made products and services such as Android and Windows.
The question asked was, "Are you thinking about building your own operating system so that your smartphones are not Google-based and computers are not Microsoft-dependent?" The telecommunications giant is anxious that relations with the US will degrade so badly that it might be forced to stop using Android and Windows.
Huawei's statement comes days after the company made a decision to sue the US Government over a ban imposed on its products.
Even though this is now the official confirmation, this is not the first time we're hearing reports of Huawei's proprietary operating system. The same punishment was handed out to ZTE a year ago over sanctions violations.
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However, the US-firm has since announced plans to reverse the decision that would close the majority of its 378 stores globally. Tesla has been showing the base Model 3 to be dependent on the lowering of the company's retail costs.
Having its own OS to power its laptops and smartphones as substitutes for Windows and Android safeguards Huawei's ability to keep operating. "Meng Wanzhou is an individual case and I don't think it should influence in any way the relationship Canada has with Huawei".
Samsung Z4, powered by the company's Tizen OS.
If you haven't been following the news, tensions between Huawei and the United States are high.
"We fully support our partners' operating systems - we love using them and our customers love using them". Its latest device, the Mate 20 series, now runs Android while its Matebook series run Microsoft's Windows 10 OS. Many users will have their own favourite apps within the Android ecosystem, which developers say may be the issue in convincing them to jump onto a new platform.