Media: Huawei develops an alternative to Android
The company Huawei took up an active development of its own analog Android. The Chinese are studying a backup option in case the US authorities forbid them to buy processors and other components from American firms and deprive them of the license for the Google platform.
As reported by the media this week, an investigation into Huawei was initiated by the US Department of Justice. The regulator ascertains whether the company violated the terms of the sanctions regime in force against Iran. Presumably, the authorities want to know how closely the owner of the brands Mate and Honor is connected with the Chinese government and how this can affect national security.
Huawei risks becoming the second Chinese firm, which will be denied cooperation with US partners. Earlier this month, the right to buy Qualcomm processors and Dolby sound systems lost ZTE for seven years. She also faces a loss of the license to install Android in the US.
Huawei reflected on the creation of its own mobile OS in 2012 against the backdrop of a US investigation into the company. “We are developing our own OS for strategic reasons, because we will not be doomed if they deprive us of bread, do not allow us to use Android or Windows 8,” said Huawei’s head and founder Ren Zhenfei at the meeting.
As reported by SCMP with reference to informed sources, the “underperformance” OS has not come out – it was not as good as Android, and for it, not so many applications were created. Under the publication, a new investigation in the US forced Huawei to return to the development of the platform.