Huawei could be working on its own OS as an Android alternative

Chinese mobile giants like Huawei are not having much success in bringing their devices to the masses in North America, due in part to increased scrutiny from the US government. UU It turns out that Huawei could have a plan B ready, in case it is abandoned by Google and Android as well.

The South China Morning Post reports that Huawei is working on its own mobile operating system, destined to be ready for If the friction between US authorities and the company gets worse,

Huawei and ZTE have been declared security threats national by the US government UU., Although to date no solid evidence has been made public to support the claims. As a result, Chinese companies find it difficult to do business with operators and retailers in the United States … and Google could be next.

Not predictable

In fact, Huawei has been working on the OS and something similar for desktops and tablets since 2012, the Post reports. However, as it is not yet the same standard as Android, the software has remained in the company. If commercial and security tensions increase further, Huawei wants a backup plan, internal sources say.

When asked for the comment, Huawei said that "it has no plans to launch its own operating system for the foreseeable future," adding: We focus on products with Android operating system and adopt an open attitude towards the operating system mobile. "

Google's central services are blocked in China at this time, but a Huawei operating system could lose access to these services and the large library of Android applications that have accumulated over the years. thus, the company could not have another option if it obtains the start of Google that is not alone.

Via Engadget