Huawei has backup Android plan

Sergio Conner
March 15, 2019

Chinese technology giant Huawei filed a lawsuit against the USA government last week as a "last resort" to get a federal ban on the use of its products lifted. 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 USA government.

For the time being, however, Huawei doesn't seem to be in a position that would lead to a ban similar to ZTE's, as the company keeps denying all spying accusations and calls for governments to provide evidence that it's working for Beijing.

In any way, we may see Huawei fighting its way into the market with the new OS.

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Wanzhou was arrested by Canadian authorities in December and is awaiting an extradition trial set for May 8. "Android and Windows will always remain our first choices".

A Huawei spokesperson told the South China Morning Post the company doesn't expect to use its backup systems and doesn't want to either. Last year, an export ban was imposed on ZTE since it was found guilty of violating sanctions on Iran.

Australia has made its sovereign decision, says Marise Payne. After all, they do make their own smartphone processors. Huawei has sued the USA for banning government networks from using Huawei equipment, while facing charges of technology theft and sanctions violations from the US.

Huawei's legal woes in the United States, which might possibly culminate in a ban on its products in the country, will have some major implications on Huawei's business as well as the company's entire mobile and PC strategy.

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