The CEO of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei issued a statement that home-grown mobile operating system (OS) of the company is faster as compared to both Android and iOS, but it will struggle more when it comes to apps. The CEO delivered his words during an interview with Le Point (French magazine). Zhengfei remains bullish regarding opportunities of the company in the market. It will be more suitable in the long-term outcome following the current U.S-China trade war. There is no secret that Huawei is working on its own operating system. It could employ on smartphones if the U.S follows through with its Huawei ban.
The U.S imposed ban would see the Chinese manufacturer lose access to Google’s vital Android services such as the Play Store, security updates, and a suite of Google apps. Moreover, Huawei’s HongMeng OS (known as Ark OS) may run faster than the software found on rival devices. Zhengfei also said it may struggle when it comes to apps. It is noteworthy that developing a store big enough to rival Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store is no easy feat. A number of firms have failed to match the sheer app volume and big names that frequent the 2 most well-known smartphone storefronts.
The past few years have witnessed Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS tried and failed to meet the app demands of users used to the variety delivered by Apple and Google. The smaller operating systems have also struggled to match the big players over the years. After Samsung, Huawei is the 2nd largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. It has a sizable user base which could be attractive to developers. But convincing them to provide a version of their applications to run specifically on the new operating system could still prove challenging. The Huawei’s President of Consumer Business Group for Western Europe, Walter Ji also said there is no timeline prediction for launching a device running its own operating system.