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Huawei developed a 'plan B' operating system for smartphones in case it was banned by the US government from using Google products. Here's what we know about it so far

1 month ago   |   By Chron

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Huawei is said to be developing its own mobile operating system, which the company said is a "plan B" if relations with Google were ever to sour.
Now that Huawei has been banned from accessing parts of Google's Android mobile operating system after the US government placed the company on a trade blacklist, it's as good a time as any for Huawei to speed up development towards its own mobile operating system.
Little is known about Huawei's home-grown OS, but it's been reported that it's called "HongMeng OS."
Even if Huawei can develop an amazing mobile...
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These are the areas around the world where Google's breakup with Huawei will likely be felt the most

These are the areas around the world where Google's breakup with Huawei will likely be felt the most

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Huawei is the second-largest smartphone maker in the world, despite the fact that its products have not been popular in the United States.
Huawei accounts for a notable portion of the smartphone market in Greater China, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
But the company's future in the smartphone space remains unclear as Google has said it will no longer work with Huawei on future smartphones, although Huawei just caught a break after the US Commerce Department temporarily loosened its restrictions on the company to allow it to continue to provide updates to its existing US customers...
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Google Suspending Huawei's Android License Could Be a ‘Death Blow.' Should Other Tech Firms Be Scared?

Google Suspending Huawei's Android License Could Be a ‘Death Blow.' Should Other Tech Firms Be Scared?

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

In one swift move, Google delivered a “death blow” to Huawei on Sunday, suspending the Chinese company's Android license and potentially stopping the growth of the world's second largest smartphone maker in its tracks.
Google's decision-the first time it's taken such a measure with one of the world's leading smartphone makers-halts Huawei from selling future releases that include the search giant's services that many in the Western world have come to expect in their smartphones, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Assistant. With Huawei no longer able to get many of the latest Android...
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