The pain of the trade wars between the USA and China continues to come from companies that originate from one of these two countries. Finally, Google was on the same side with the US Government and announced that it would no longer support Android to Huawei.
Although Google’s move against Huawei in this trade war is quite remarkable, it is rather indirectly aimed at squeezing the Chinese manufacturer into its territory. Many of Google’s services are already banned in China, so not being able to use Google apps integrated into the Android system has almost zero impact on a Chinese’s life.
On the other hand, with this move, Huawei users outside of China will experience great losses and it is a matter of debate how warmly they will look at phones without Google services. Still, Huawei is preparing to offer its own operating system with the aim of eliminating the risk in the first place.
According to the Financial Times, Tim Watkins, Huawei’s vice president for Western Europe, said that Huawei is preparing to release its own mobile operating system. He cited Google’s decision to restrict Huawei access to Android services as the reason for this decision. According to Watkins, the system was tested in certain regions of China and received positive feedback.
In March, Yu Chengdong, the head of Huawei’s consumer-oriented department, announced that the company would produce its own operating system. It seems that the company will follow Apple’s footsteps and develop an ideal operating system according to its own system and focus on its chips. The company seems to have already evaluated the possibility of losing support from Google and Microsoft.
It is said that Huawei’s own operating system will be called “HongMeng OS”, but this is what we currently know about the system. On the other hand, making a new operating system is the easiest part. An operating system needs application support to be successful. There are 3.5 million apps for Android and 2.1 million for iOS. Samsung’s Tizen OS failed because it only had 5000 apps. That system is now used in smart televisions.