Recently, the US ban has prevented Huawei from getting any tech updates from companies under US government without their approval. Huawei has been listed under “Entity List” that requires permission to buy techs, including Android.
Tech war between China and the US is not new, which prompts Huawei to prepare for worst case scenario. Since 2012, Huawei has been developing their own OS as the US opened an investigation against Huawei and ZTE.
The US has feared Chinese’s tech growth due to the possibility of their popular smartphone companies injected with spyware. Huawei consistently denies the claims and continues to have positive outlook of the business future.
“We have prepared our own operating system, if it turns out we can no longer use these systems, we will be ready and have our plan B,” Richard Yu, Huawei Executive, spoke in an interview. Yu also shared that the company does “prefer to work with the ecosystems of Google and Microsoft,” but the situation has prompted them to continue on their development of the home-based OS.
Huawei has also been banned from offering its tech to be used in federal networks. As a result, the company is in a legal lawsuit against the US for this.
While Huawei has prepared their own OS, they still need to work on preparing Intel-grade processors since they might also lose the channel to use Intel.