Huawei has developed its own proprietary operating systems and is ready to implement them in the event that the US legal battle leads to a ban on exporting US-produced products and services such as Android and Windows.
"We have prepared our operating system, if it turns out that we can no longer use these systems, we will be ready and we will have our plan B", declared Huawei's managing director Richard Yu in a recent interview with Die Welt . Huawei started working on an Android replacement as early as 2012, when the United States opened an investigation into Huawei and ZTE, according to South China Morning Post and was still developing the system in 201
Recently, Huawei sued the United States in response to a ban that prevents the use of technology in "federal networks", effectively preventing major government contractors from using Huawei equipment, "According to a report from The Verge by Colin Lecher. The Huawei case claims that the United States "unconstitutionally identified Huawei as punishment" and that a Huawei ban would put America behind other regions in the race to build 5G networks
Yu shared that Huawei "would prefer to work with the ecosystems of Google and Microsoft", but that it is ready to switch to its internal operating system if the legal climate worsens, as Huawei makes the Kirin processors present in most of its smartphones, it would be in a much better position to overcome the ban on ZTE, which suffered a three-month ban in 2018. This prevented ZTE from using Google's Android operating system and to receive exports from US companies to develop its smartphones.
Although he says he is ready with an operating system replacement for his computers, Huawei should find new hardware partners because he relies on Intel processors in his Windows laptops. With Intel and Qualcomm off the table and MediaTek processors generally reserved for cheaper, low-performance devices like Chromebooks, Huawei may have to start developing their own laptop processors.