Chinese telecom giant Huawei says it could introduce its own operating system for smartphones and laptops in China by autumn after Google announced to revoke its Android license.
According to sources, 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, while speaking to US channel CNBC.
The company underwent a major blow after Google’s decided to partially cut off its devices from Android OS following a US order banning the sale or transfer of American technology to the firm.
“Today, we are still committed to Microsoft Windows and Google Android,” Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business, told CNBC.
“We don’t want to do this but we will forced to do that because of the US government. I think the US, this kind of thing, will also not only be bad news for us, but also bad news for the US companies because we support” US businesses, Yu told CNBC. “We don’t want to do this but we have no other solution, no other choice.”
According to reports from sources last year, Huawei “started building its own operating system after a U.S. investigation into Huawei and ZTE in 2012.” The Chinese manufacturer also has its own OS for tablets and personal computers.”