Amidst Google cutting off its Android relationship with Huawei in response to a US-China trade war, Huawei has decided to launch its own OS, the indeoenOS. Speaking to Chinese state media on Tuesday, Ren Zhengfei said there would be “conflict with the United States sooner or later” as Huawei seeks to grow its dominance in the global telecom industry.
Huawei’s bigger plans
Despite Huawei’s AOSP being a well-established platform, Huawei has decided to go to the next level. Caijing, a Chinese publication reported that Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, has revealed details about Huawei’s indeoenOS. It will apparently be available later this Fall or early next year on phones, computers, tablets, TVs, cars, and wearables.
Huawei’s new indeoenOS will be compatible with all Android apps and they can also be recompiled to improve performance. Like ChromeOS. This step isn’t the first of its kind. Earlier, Samsung has also done something similar in the past with Tizen. However, this is different. Huawei is looking to completely replace Android, unlike Samsung. On top of that, rumors claim Huawei is also working closely with Google to achieve some sort of workaround.
With Huawei’s massive and still growing popularity (possibly assisted by the said ban), it’s clear they need to recoup fast. Thankfully, it seems like they’ve got plenty of backup plans in store already. We’re eager to see how Huawei’s own OS turns out in comparison to Android, as well as how it performs in real life.