For a while now, there have been several rumors that Huawei has built its own operating system. Not that lightweight OS that it has running on its new smartwatches, but a full-fledged OS which could replace Android on its smartphones. The company has now confirmed the existence of the operating system while pointing out that it will serve as an alternative to Android should Huawei’s access be cut off from licensing Google’s Android.
Huawei has confirmed that it has developed its own operating system for both smartphones and computers. It plans to use them on devices if access to Android is cut off. The proprietary OS has been developed keeping in mind that the tensions between Huawei and the United States could impact the availability of U.S.-made Android.
According to Huawei’s boss, Richard Yu Chengdong,
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.
With trade tensions escalating between the United States and China and Huawei’s ongoing issues with the U.S. government, it’s no surprise that the company has now confirmed that it does have an alternative on hand should access be cut to software licensed from U.S. companies.