Apple Analyst Predicts Nightmare Decline for Huawei Without Own Operating System
Huawei is currently developing its very own operating system after being banned from using products developed by US companies, including here Android and Windows, and a top Apple analyst says the Chinese tech giant should finalize this project as soon as possible.
Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities, who has until now offered reliable scoops on the mobile market, says Huawei’s shipments this year could drop no less than 180 million units from 270 million units if the company doesn’t launch its operating system in 2019.
Furthermore, there’s the risk of this operating system not being able to replace Android, in which case the drop is very likely as well.
If Huawei does manage to make the OS a worthy replacement to Android and bring it to the market by July, shipments could drop only to 240 million or 250 million units.