Huawei is in a mess over losing its Android license due to the recent US trade ban on the company. That move certainly won’t make Huawei or Google happy, and both companies are still indirectly working together to try and figure out a plan to navigate around things.
But Huawei can’t put all their eggs in one basket, and they do have a plan B if things don’t work out with Google.
The Chinese company has developed their own mobile OS that also has compatibility with Android apps, and it even goes a step further and allows apps to be recompiled for better performance on Huawei’s own in-house software. It’s designed to be run on just about anything, too, from phones and watches to TVs and cars.
This isn’t a pipe dream or long term plan for Huawei, either; this new OS is set to be rolled out for the first time in the fall of 2019.
This whole ban situation could end with Huawei still retaining access to Android and the Play Store, and for now, that’s probably their best case scenario. But having the boat rocked like this certainly gives Huawei a reason to develop a solid alternative that would make them less reliant on the whims of other companies and governments, which would honestly end up hurting Google more than anyone.
Don’t expect Huawei to flip the switch over to an in-house OS anytime soon, but keep an eye out for more phones than usual running something besides your typical Android installation.
source: XDA Developers