2019 is being twisted for a brand that has progressed in Android world to take a place on the podium: Huawei. From the throne as a mobile phone manufacturer to being in retreat by a simple decision: to be included in the U.S. commercial black list. The mobiles already launched will not have problems, but it will not be the same with those that come.

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate X must come without Google applications but the brand’s own system would not be ready for mobiles. And the founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, has confirmed it.

Developing a new operating system is not something you can do in a few months, that’s why Android is so appealing to brands. On the one hand, you save a considerable effort in creating a software base; on the other hand, Android allows you to customize the look and functions you want according to the brand. This is why EMUI has evolved so successfully.

As several Chinese media are highlighting, Ren Zhengfei confirmed to the BBC that Huawei’s own operating system is not yet mature enough to be part of smartphones. The interview is part of a BBC documentary Story Workshop, a format hosted by Nicola Eliot. The entire interview was transcribed by Huawei herself, but they have now deleted it from their servers. However, Google keeps it in cache.

Of all the questions asked by Nicola, it is one that most concerns users of Android smartphones: after the impossibility of using Google’s Android, how is the development of its own operating system going?

According to Ren Zhengfei, “We haven’t yet considered how to evolve the Hongmeng OS into a system that also supports mobile phones. Even if we decide to do so, it will take several years to develop a sound ecosystem. It cannot be established in a short time.”

We’ll see how Huawei manages to circumvent the impossibility of using Google’s services and applications. The first hurdle is in the Huawei Mate 30: the launch date is marked and immovable. What operating system will be installed?


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