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Huawei has developed own operating system for smartphones and PCs

15 March 2019

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. In an interview with a German publication Die Welt, Huawei Consumer Group Business CEO Richard Yu confirmed that the company has readied a proprietary operating system owing to the tensions between the firm and the us government.

The company filed a lawsuit against the United States government this month in a bid to overturn a ban on purchasing its technology by federal agencies and government contractors under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

In any way, we may see Huawei fighting its way into the market with the new OS. While an outright ban on ZTE was a devasting one, Huawei with its wealth of engineers has better chances of getting around such ban.

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Meng was arrested at the Vancouver airport last December and remains in her extradition case moves through the courts. This admission follows earlier rumors that Huawei had been working on its own operating systems since at least early 2018.

A Huawei spokesperson confirmed to the South China Morning Post that it has its own backup OS in case it is cut off from Google's Android operating system. He added that Huawei's customers love Android and Windows and it will always remain its first choices.

The trial is set for April 4. "We don't expect to use them, and to be honest, we don't want to use them". Huawei already makes its own smartphone processors as well.

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, in response to the charges, has said he is "very concerned with this position that China has taken". Still, given the state of the US-Huawei relationship, this contingency plan could be significant.

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Huawei has developed own operating system for smartphones and PCs