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Huawei confirms its very own Android alternative is under development: Report

Huawei’ Mobile Products’ VP reportedly confirmed the news via a Weibo post

  • Published: November 30, 2018 9:01 PM IST
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Perhaps one of the most well-known Chinese technology companies in the world, Huawei is a name that needs no introduction. The world’s number one telecommunication equipment manufacturer, Huawei also happens to be the globe’s second-largest smartphone maker. Add to that a diverse product portfolio and extensive R&D spending, and you’ve got a company that’s a ‘technological giant’ in every sense of the phrase.

Now, there’s no denying the fact that Huawei makes great smartphones. The company’s newest Mate 20 Pro flagship, which recently launched in India, is one of the best top-tier smartphones you can buy right now. But, like all other OEMs out there, Huawei has to rely on Google when it comes to software running on its smartphone. That’s because like all other OEMs out there, Huawei smartphones run Android. Well, that could change very soon.

If a new report fromGizmochina is to be believed, Huawei is actively developing its very own mobile operating system, which will eventually take the place of Android on all Huawei (and presumably Honor) smartphones.

The report cites Bruce Lee, Vice President of Huawei’s Mobile Products, who seemingly confirmed via a Weibo post that Huawei’s very own mobile OS is “under development”.

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As exciting as the news of Huawei’s Android (and iOS) alternative is, we may not see the OS until a few years. Developing a new mobile operating system is no small task, especially when today’s smartphone OS space is a duopoly of Apple and Google. Nonetheless, it’ll be interesting to see what features Huawei’s own mobile OS brings, whenever it comes out.

  • Published Date: November 30, 2018 9:01 PM IST