"We have prepared our own operating system, if it turns out we can no longer use these systems [Android], we will be ready and have our plan B", the Huawei official said. In a recent interview with Die Welt, Huawei executive Richard Yu has said that the company has developed its own operating system in case the U.S. enforces a ban on services like Android and Windows.
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).
While Huawei uses its own Kirin processors in most of its phones, a ban on American products would have big repercussions for its laptop line, which, in addition to using Windows, relies on processors from Intel. "That's our plan B. But of course we prefer to work with the ecosystems of Google and Microsoft", he reportedly said, according to a translation.
In the US, Huawei would have zero chance without the Android OS. Huawei makes its own SoC - the Huawei Kirin, and so is not much dependent on Qualcomm's 'Snapdragon SoC, but same cannot be said of the company's patronage of Google's products and services particularly Google Android OS. "We fully support our partners' operating systems - we love using them and our customers love using them".
In an exclusive interview with CTV News' Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, Huawei Technologies founder and president Ren Zhengfei is speaking out about his daughter's arrest in Canada and the controversy surrounding his company. "We don't expect to use them, and to be honest, we don't want to use them", the spokesperson explained. The firm says that it will continue to use Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows platforms for mobile devices and laptops, it won't wait to bring its proprietary OS to devices if required. Huawei already makes its own smartphone processors as well.