It has often been reported that Huawei is developing its own operating system as an alternative to Android should its license for Google’s operating system ever be revoked. Due to the recent trade restrictions imposed by the United States on China, Google did suspend Huawei’s Android support and so there’s more talk now of the company’s Android alternative.
A new report suggests that Huawei will be in a position to launch it as early as the fall this year. Huawei hasn’t confirmed on its own when it’s planning to launch its own operating system for smartphones. The CEO of Huawei’s consumer business Richard Yu has reportedly revealed in a private WeChat group that the company will be able to launch its Android alternative by the fall this year.
It’s not entirely impossible for Huawei to make that happen in just a few months given that the company has been working on its operating system for a few years now. It’s not like Huawei has to haphazardly put one together in just a handful of months.
However, there are still many unknowns. It’s not known if the OS is based on the Android Open Source Project or if it will be something else entirely. Whether or not it will be able to hold a candle to Android is another matter altogether, and so is app support.