Restrictive bans imposed by the governmentUnited States, forcing Huawei to come to grips with developing its own operating systems, which should come to replace Windows and Android with further tightening of sanctions. If earlier it was only about the Android OS, because of Google’s prompt response to Trump’s bans, now Huawei plans to launch an alternative OS that can replace Windows.
According to the top management of Huawei, onexternal market new operating systems can be released in the second quarter of 2020. Accelerated OS development is associated with the constant tightening of the US government's policy regarding the American technology used by the Chinese company. To work with Huawei, US firms must now receive special permits. Additional costs of time and money, as well as the threat to violate sanctions bans, were forced not only by American Google, Qualcomm, Microsoft, but also corporations from Europe (ARM) and Asia to abandon working with Huawei. The SD Card Association has excluded the Chinese manufacturer from the list of members of the consortium, which means that the company will no longer be able to install SD card slots in its products. Mobile operators in the UK, Japan, the Philippines, Spain fear for future sales of smartphones from Huawei, and therefore refuse to supply new devices.
At the same time, in addition to the difficulty with promotingown OS, Huawei will have to overcome technological problems. In particular, Kirin processors use the European ARM design, while the Chinese-developed operating system has so far focused on the ARM architecture.
Source: cnbc.com, reuters.com