Huawei’s own OS system may be ready this year: report

AFP | Published: 00:00, May 24,2019


Chinese telecom giant Huawei says it could roll out its own operating system for smartphones and laptops in China by the autumn after the United States blacklisted the company, a report said Thursday.
The international version of the system could be ready in the first or second quarter of 2020, said Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business, told US channel CNBC.
The company was dealt a blow this week with Google’s decision to partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android OS following a US order banning the sale or transfer of American technology to the firm.
‘Today, Huawei, we are still committed to Microsoft Windows and Google Android,’ Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business, told CNBC. ‘But if we cannot use that, Huawei will prepare the plan B to use our own OS.’
The Global Times, a Chinese state-run daily, reported on Monday that the platform — named ‘HongMeng’ — was undergoing trials and will gradually replace the Android system. 

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