Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Huawei says it has its own OS in case it gets banned

Huawei says it has its own OS in case it gets banned

But should the situation get worse, the Chinese tech giant is prepared to use its own proprietary operating systems in its many mobile products.

Huawei at a press conference held recently at its headquarters in Shenzhen, China, confirmed it has slammed a lawsuit against the U.S. authorities over the former ban on its telecommunications equipment. In the few months before the trade ban was lifted, the company was affected so badly that it ceased major operating activities.

There is also the matter of processors for its laptops, as its Matebooks are powered by the US-made Intel processors.

Huawei stated that it will only use this software in a worst-case scenario and plans to continue using Android and Windows on its smartphones and computers respectively.


Although Huawei pursued a plan B by developing their own O.S. just for the backup, YU said that the company would prefer Android and Windows over its own platform if the tensions between the USA and Huawei don't force them to.

The US has reportedly said it will cooperate less with German intelligence agencies if Germany allows Huawei to take part in its 5G build-outs. The same punishment was handed out to ZTE previous year over sanctions violations. That Huawei may face a similar ban is not out of the realm of possibility. He added that Huawei's customers love Android and Windows and it will always remain its first choices.

However, Huawei has confirmed it has a backup OS in case that happens. A Huawei spokesperson was cited saying that the company doesn't expect to use its " backup systems" and that it doesn't actually want to use them. Huawei already makes its own smartphone processors as well.

Huawei lawyers on Thursday also pleaded not guilty to federal charges that its CFO Meng Wanzhou violated United States trade sanctions on dealing with Iran and hid its dealings in the country through a subsidiary.

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