Huawei will launch its own operating system in June

Huawei will launch its own operating system in June

Huawei will launch its own operating system in June

The Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, which has been cut off from American software due to sanctions imposed on it, intends to launch its own operating system HarmonyOS on June 2, Reuters agency reported on Tuesday. Sanctions imposed in 2019 by the US government prevented new Huawei phone models from using Google Mobile Services, on which most Android applications are based. It is not clear whether Huawei will present new smartphone models along with its own operating system, or whether the system will be installed on old devices in the update mode. The launch of HarmonyOS will only partially mitigate the impact of US sanctions, which also cut Huawei off key US-derived technologies, making it difficult for it to design its own chips and sourcing components from third-party vendors, writes Reuters. The administration of former US President Donald Trump has identified Huawei as a threat to the security of the United States, claiming that the Chinese company may use the devices it produces to spy on Beijing's behalf.  Huawei denies this. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei signaled this week in a circular sent to employees that the company would focus on software development because, he said, the field was essentially "beyond US control" and Huawei would have "more independence and autonomy" there. Andrzej Borowiak from Canton (PAP)

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