Huawei Unveils Self-Developed OS For Smartphones To Counter Google

Huawei Unveiled Its Self-Developed OS (Operating System) For Smartphones, In A Bid To Pave Way For Separating Its Business From United States.

China’s Huawei Technologies Co. On Wednesday Unveiled Its Self-Developed Operating System For Smartphones, In A Bid To Pave The Way For Separating Its Business From The United States And The Dominance Of Google LLC. The Chinese tech giant’s Harmony OS will be loaded with its Mate X2 foldable smartphones, released in February, as the export-control measures imposed by former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration have been hurting its cooperate performance.

With speculation growing that Huawei could be blocked from accessing Android systems operated by U.S. technology firm Google, the Chinese manufacturer has developed its own operating system for the past five years. In August 2019, Harmony OS was formally unveiled for use in smart devices such as TVs and connected smart devices, known collectively as the internet of things or IoT, but not for smartphones.

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Trump, in May 2019, declared an emergency banning American companies from using telecom technology and services provided by entities considered a national security threat, targeting Huawei. Beijing and Washington have remained at odds over several issues, including trade, state-of-the-art technology, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China’s alleged human rights abuses in some regions in the country.

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This news was originally published at Kyodo News.

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