Rumors: Huawei Working on Kirin OS, No Plans to Drop Open Source Android OS

Huawei Kirin OS

Reports have recently emerged suggesting that Huawei wants to join Samsung’s Tizen OS in competing for the same market as Android OS.

Dubbed the Kirin OS, it is believed that the Chinese OEM has been busy tapping the best brains from top tech companies around the world with the aim of speeding up the development of this new Kirin OS. There are even reports that engineers from recognizable brands across the globe are also working together with Huawei in a bid to ensure that the new OS is a success.

At the moment, nothing really has been confirmed regarding the development of this new Kirin OS. However, company CEO, Richard Yu, has been quick to quash away claims that have begun emerging with respect to Huawei’s current and future relationship with Google in the wake of the news regarding the development of its own in-house OS. Apparently, Yu is not denying or accepting the bit regarding the Kirin OS, however, he is adamant that the Chinese OEM will keep using Google’s Android OS as long as it remains an open source platform it has always been.

Huawei Kirin OS

Google has had lots of issues with the Chinese market and at the time of this writing, there are quite a number of services that are not available in the country, for instance, the Google Play Store. This is just one of the hurdles Google has to jump in order to reach out to this market. As it seems, the American tech giant might soon start imposing its own restrictions as far as the freedom OEMs enjoy with its OS is concerned. It is, for this reason, it is thought that Huawei is considering coming in with its own mobile operating system.

Huawei is the third leading seller of smartphones in the world and according to the latest stats, the company is hot on Apple’s heels, the second after global leader Samsung. With its OS, the company might probably be better positioned to streamline its hardware and software, especially since it also manufactures its own Kirin processors for smartphones, just like with the case of Apple with its iOS-powered iPhone.

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