Huawei Confirms Android Rival, Testing Already Under Way
Huawei has finally confirmed that it’s working on an Android replacement after the United States government banned it from using Google’s operating system.
The executive order signed by US President Donald Trump in mid-May does not allow Huawei to use products developed by American products, and these include operating systems like Android and Windows.
As a result, Huawei started the development of an in-house platform that would replace both and keep its devices alive. The testing is under way, Andrew Williamson, vice president of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s public affairs and communications, told Reuters.
While no specifics were provided, Huawei is believed to be targeting a late-2019 release of the operating system on Chinese products, whereas the international debut shoul… (read more)
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