Huawei develops own OS in case of Android ban

Huawei Again Reiterates Plans For Its Own Mobile OS, Just In Case

"Huawei does have backup systems but only for use in extenuating circumstances", Huawei confirmed to the South China Morning Post. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these systems, we would be prepared.

MANILA, Philippines - Huawei's consumer business group CEO Richard Yu recently shed a light on what the company might do in case the United States bans them from using Google Android and Microsoft Windows. The company wrote in its lawsuit that the USA "unconstitutionally singled out Huawei for punishment". The worst-case scenario for its products isn't that the ban of its devices continues, but that it will be cut off from the operating systems for computers and smartphones that its buyers want. Huawei says that it "fully supports" the operating systems it uses from its partners going so far as to say that it and its customers "love" using them and that Android and Windows will remain the first choices.

Although Huawei pursued a plan B by developing their own O.S. just for the backup, YU said that the company would prefer Android and Windows over its own platform if the tensions between the USA and Huawei don't force them to.

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In the US, Huawei would have zero chance without the Android OS. As of 2016, the company is reportedly still fine-tuning the OS.

The world's second-largest handset player by market share now uses the Android OS for its handsets and Microsoft's Windows for its laptops and tablets. "Meng Wanzhou is an individual case and I don't think it should influence in any way the relationship Canada has with Huawei". After all, they do make their own smartphone processors.

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.

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