Huawei Has an Android Alternative, But It Doesn't Want to Use It

Joanna Estrada
March 15, 2019

Huawei recently sued the United States, as a means to fight a ban that prevents its telecom equipment from being purchased and used by government institutions.

The Chinese telecom giant told German publication Die Welt that it's developed its own operating systems for smartphones and computers in case the company can't use Google's Android or Microsoft's Windows systems following tensions between Huawei and the United States government. "We don't expect to use them, and to be honest, we don't want to use them", the Huawei spokesperson reportedly said. While it sucks not really having Huawei as an option in the USA, it'd be even worse if the company was forced off of Android altogether. We fully support our partners' operating systems - we love using them and our customers love using them. According to Yu, Huawei will continue to use Google and Microsoft operating systems, but if the legal battle intensifies, it won't hesitate to switch to its own ecosystem.

"Huawei does have backup systems but only for use in extenuating circumstances", Huawei confirmed to the South China Morning Post.

If you haven't been following the news, tensions between Huawei and the USA are high.

According to reports all the way from 2012, Huawei began working on backup systems when the U.S. opened an investigation into both Huawei and ZTE.

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