It has been rumored for a few months that Huawei is developing its own OS for smartphones. When asked about this, the firm’s officials denied the information. But it now seems that they no longer want to hide their project. The Chinese giant has finally admitted that he is working on a new OS to replace Android. Bruce Lee, Vice President of Huawei’s Mobile Products Division, announced this on his Weibo account. So there is no longer any room for doubt.
Huawei to develop a new OS for mobile devices to replace Android
Bruce Lee announced the development of a new OS made by Huawei. However, he did not mention anything about the reasons for this decision. Is the Chinese manufacturer in bad terms with Google? Apparently not, since the two are working together on the development of the latter’s new operating system.
Otherwise, just like Apple, Huawei might also want to have its own OS for mobile devices to add its personal touches more broadly than EMUI would allow. That is very likely, but there is no indication so far that the company wants to move in this direction.
Huawei might develop its own OS for smartphones to tackle the US sanctions
The explanation that remains plausible at this time is that Huawei wants to protect itself from the US sanctions. As you might recall, the United States has increased its attacks on the Chinese manufacturer in recent months.
On the basis of suspicions of espionage, the US, for example, incited its allies to remove Huawei from their 5G infrastructures. In the current geopolitical context, it is, therefore, not out of the question that the American government should prohibit commercial relations between US-based companies, such as Google, and the Chinese tech giant.
Thus, Huawei might anticipate stricter regulations from the US and develop its own OS for smartphones in case the worst happens, and they could not use Android anymore.
Jackson Bey was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta but moved east when he was 22. Apart from running his own consulting firm. Jackson spends his time canoeing the many lakes of Ontario. As a financial journalist Jackson has published stories for CBC Business Online, as well as Buzz Feed and Motherboard. As a contributor to Billionaire 365, Jackson mostly covers markets and trade.