FILE PHOTO: A Huawei gadget is pictured within the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Picture
DONGGUAN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Applied sciences [HWT.UL] unveiled on Friday its proprietary working system to be used in smartphones and different units, as U.S. commerce curbs imposed in Could threaten to chop the Chinese language agency’s entry to essential U.S. applied sciences akin to Android.
“Concord OS is totally totally different from Android and iOS,” stated Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s client enterprise group, referring to working programs developed by Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Apple Inc (AAPL.O).
“You’ll be able to develop your apps as soon as, then flexibly deploy them throughout a variety of various units,” he advised a builders’ convention held in Dongguan in southern China, the place Huawei has constructed a lavish new campus modeled after European cities.
Concord, referred to as Hongmeng in Chinese language, is prepared to be used in smartphones however Huawei prefers to stay to Android for now to help its app builders, Yu stated, including the Honor sensible display product it plans to unveil on Saturday would be the first product utilizing the Concord OS.
He stated it could be tough for Huawei to satisfy its earlier purpose of changing into the world’s largest smartphone maker by shipments this 12 months because of the U.S. curbs.
The corporate would have been capable of ship 300 million smartphones this 12 months with out such restrictions, Yu stated.
Reporting by Sijia Jiang; Enhancing by Miyoung Kim and Muralikumar Anantharaman