Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies is Focusing on its own proprietary mobile operating system (OS) since 2012 Following a US investigation into the Business, the media reported.
The organization, which is also the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, could ditch Google’s Android platform amid reports that it’s under investigation by the US for breaching sanctions against Iran, the South China Morning Post reported on Sunday.
“The company started building its own OS following a US investigation into Huawei and ZTE in 2012. Huawei also includes its own OS for tablet computers and private computers,” the report added.
According to media accounts, the US House Intelligence Committee found after a year-long investigation that the Chinese businesses, Huawei Technologies and ZTE Inc, were a “national security threat because of their efforts to extract sensitive information from American businesses and their loyalties to the Chinese government”.
“The strategy to build a proprietary OS was launched by Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, and the company hasn’t given it up since it’s regarded as a strategic investment to prepare to ‘worst-case scenarios’,” the report added.
Huawei’s choice to Android has not yet been published as it is not “as good” as Android as well as the system doesn’t have many third-party apps developed to it.
The company is currently under investigation. If the the US Department of Justice finds it guilty of violating sanctions, it might impose criminal penalties on the smartphone manufacturer.
Another Chinese player, ZTE, compensated $892 million in fines for exporting US tech to Iran last year.
The US Department of Commerce has triggered a denial of export privileges against ZTE for alleged violations of the US Export Administration Regulations.