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The operating system being developed by Huawei will need to run across its desktop and mobile platforms to ensure that it can continue to deliver smartphones and PC hardware to customers without the support of Microsoft and Google.
The WIPO data also suggests that Huawei wants to use its 'Hongmeng' operating system, which likely will be called "Ark OS" in Europe, in a variety of gadgets ranging from smartphones and portable computers or auto televisions and robots.
After several years of steady, impressive growth in the global smartphone market, Huawei is seeing the very survival of its core businesses threatened by political tensions between the United States and China. Sailfish OS is also known to be compatible with Android apps as well. Some industry observers have warned that the Huawei system could have many more bugs than the Google offering, putting the devices at greater risk of getting hacked. For all you know, it may just be a matter of building hype for a Chinese alternative to Android OS.More news: Exhausted Thiem too tired for Halle
"Our preference will of course be Google and Android as we have been partners for many years", said Pang, also a senior vice president at Huawei.
Now, if all the existing devices get a HongMeng update, it could take away a significant share from Android.
Huawei ban: Winners, losers, and what's at stake (a whole lot) ZDNet's Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow talk with Karen Roby about how the security and trade brouhaha impacts everything from the future of regional carriers and the bottom lines of tech giants to 5G's prospects and consumer's pocketbooks. Huawei accounted for about or 4% of the company's overall sales past year.More news: Former Epic Games Exec Tried to Cancel Fortnite
Huawei, for sure, will face a challenge to build an ecosystem once it launches its OS, as getting all global app developers on board to tweak their products for the new Chinese platform won't be too easy.