While the clampdown on Huawei products is yet to evolve into a complete ban on using its products for all United States citizens, Huawei had apparently been busy developing its own operating systems as a contingency plan - something which has now been confirmed by none other than the company's CEO of Consumer Business Group.
Operating system might not be the only thing that the company must have a "plan B" for.
"We have prepared our own operating system, if it turns out we can no longer use these systems [Android], we will be ready and have our plan B", the Huawei official said.More news: Hammond talks up United Kingdom economy despite Brexit 'cloud'
The question asked was, "Are you thinking about building your own operating system so that your smartphones are not Google-based and computers are not Microsoft-dependent?" He also said he did not expect an Apple foldable this year.
The US alleges during meetings with an unnamed banking institution in the US, Wanzhou misrepresented Huawei's ownership and control of Iranian affiliate Skycom.
However, Huawei has confirmed it has a backup OS in case that happens.More news: United Kingdom govt report highlights lack of competition in digital markets
South China Morning Post quotes a Huawei spokesperson as confirming that this operating system does exist, only that the company doesn't believe it would ever use it.
In brief: The battle between the U.S. government and Huawei is showing no signs of abating. The project was reportedly started under Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei.
Should Huawei face the same ban, it will at least be more prepared. After all, they do make their own smartphone processors. It doesn't, however, have laptop processors, relying mostly on US-made Intel chips. The firm says that it will continue to use Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows platforms for mobile devices and laptops, it won't wait to bring its proprietary OS to devices if required.More news: NCAA Live Stream Reddit for Saint Mary's vs Gonzaga WCC Tournament Final