China Huawei smartphone basic software to switch to in-house development September 10 22:03
Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei has announced a plan to switch its smartphone’s basic software to one it has developed from next year. To respond to the strengthening of regulations by the Trump administration in the United States.
Huawei held an event in Guangdong Province in southern China on October 10.
In this study, we made it clear that from next year, we will be able to switch to the basic software called “Harmony” that we developed ours, not based on Google’s products in the United States.
The Trump administration in the U.S. is strengthening restrictions on Huawei and other devices as a security threat, and the announcement is a good way to make smartphones available without any problem if Google’s software becomes unavailable.
Yo Seung-Dong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit, said that “there are now 96,000 apps compatible with our basic software” and that the usage environment is in place.
On the other hand, huawei may not be able to procure semiconductors needed for smartphones from Taiwan and other prefectures after the 15th of this month due to additional regulations imposed by the Trump administration, but there was no mention of the issue at the event on October 10.