Huawei said it has developed its own operating systems and is ready to deploy it in the event of escalating war with the United States, leading to the ban on US products such as Android and Windows. Huawei has begun making an alternative to Android since 2012 when the US began investigating Huawei and ZTE, and by 2016 this is still ongoing. It’s unclear how app compatibility is, but with a large number of customers, Huawei still has the ability to convince developers to make an app for their new platform. Or simply, Huawei brought open source Android to a new one, like how Amazon does with FireOS (which is also based on Android).
Regarding the alternative operating system for Windows, this will be a big challenge because it is not open source, not easy to bring back and still ensure compatibility with Windows app. Not to mention that Huawei laptops without Intel or AMD chips do not know which chips to use. Huawei’s semiconductor products are still low performance, which cannot replace desktop chips. But what if, when cornered, Huawei made something good?
Huawei shares that they still prefer to work with Google and Microsoft ecosystems, and that their projects are only in case of the worst. The case of Huawei’s CFO was requested by Canada to be extradited as the latest incident in the relationship between the two parties.
In 2018, the US banned ZTE from using US products, including Android, and did not receive any export products from US companies. 3 months later President Donald Trump introduced a measure of easing and punishing ZTE so that they could work again.