Google is reportedly seeking an exception to the US government's blacklisting of Huawei after the company announced it could seek to make its own version of the Andriod OS. Google fears that could expose its OS to security risks.
The Chinese tech giant Huawei has unveiled a new operating system, HarmonyOS, which the company hopes will become an alternative to Android. But convincing customers to opt for the new platform may prove a daunting task.
Amid US efforts to isolate the company, Huawei has benefited from new 5G contracts and millions of smartphone sales. But the company's chairman made clear that it "may affect the pace of our growth in the short term."
The move means new Huawei smartphones won't be able to access many popular apps. The embattled Chinese company is under immense US pressure over its alleged government ties.
The KaiOS is powering some of the world's cheapest, fastest-selling mobile phones, which are helping millions get online, especially in India and Africa. The startup counts a prominent tech titan among its investors.
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