Huawei OS reportedly 'far from ready' after Android ban

The Huawei Nova 2i user said he liked using the mobile phone for its large screen feature. Every party is complying with the latest regulations set forth by the U.S. government as the ban begins to have a far-reaching effect on the Chinese firm despite claims it could weather the storm even without supplies from the States.

Britain's biggest mobile operator EE also said on Tuesday it had dropped a Huawei smartphone from the launch range of its 5G network next week.

BT Group Plc won't offer phones from Huawei Technologies Co. when it starts Britain's first 5G mobile network next week, joining a growing list of wireless operators ditching the Chinese company's handsets after the US blocked it from critical suppliers. As the China-US trade war intensified in recent weeks, the US Commerce Department barred US firms from selling Huawei technology without government approval.

The second bit of info that gives us a potential look into Huawei's plans comes from the Portuguese news site Observador.

Many said the US ban will hurt businesses in its own country.

Question: Does this mean that Huawei will speed up the development and deployment of its own operating system? While this, in itself, is not really news, Yu Chengdong also said that this as-yet-unnamed OS would fully support existing Android applications.

To address markets outside of China, it's possible Huawei might simply stick with Android.

"We value our close relationships with our partners, but recognise the pressure some of them are under, as a result of politically motivated decisions", a Huawei spokesman said.

Business Insider reports that tech giant Google has temporarily stopped its plan to suspend all Android licenses used by Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei.

It's also worth noting that the United States government has found precisely zero evidence that Huawei devices are being used to spy on anyone, so this blacklist is based entirely on conjecture.

This move is going to hurt Huawei's smartphone business significantly and considering the fact that many chip makers could see a loss of business, numerous chip stocks nosedived after the development.

"No matter what happens, no matter what kind of challenges. just smile and overcome them", George Zhao, president of Huawei's youth-focused brand Honor, told the audience.

  • Zachary Reyes