Smartphone Maker Huawei Working On Its Own Mobile OS.
Online PR News – 29-September-2012 – Sydney, NSW – Sydney, Australia – September 29, 2012-The Chinese mobile technology manufacturer, Huawei, admitted working on their own mobile operating system, just weeks after denying rumors regarding this subject.
Huawei CEO says it is prudent to have its own operating system, good for emergencies.
The operating system is developed by Huawei as a “disaster” protection measure to ensure the company’s future if the collaboration with partners what currently offer the mobile operating systems might end, writes TheNextWeb.
China press claims that Huawei and ZTE are trying to create new options and to withdraw from situations where they are dependent on Android or Windows Phone. While ZTE is counting on Firefox OS, Huawei has decided to develop its own platform.
Wan Biao, CEO of Huawei Device, told Reuters, “Whatever consumers like, we’ll develop. We're also devoting resources into coming up with a phone operating system based on our current platform in case other companies won't let us use their system one day."
Huawei’s consumer profile is not as high in the West compared to its rivals. For several years, Huawei made “white box” phones for other telecom carriers to add their own branding. Along with the likes of ZTE, it often specialised in budget smartphones and products such as 3G dongles for laptops.
Reuters says that Huawei plans to launch smartphones using Windows 8 later this year or early in 2013 and, at an unspecified time, Windows 8 tablets and phone-tablets too.
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