Huawei isn't developing its own Android alternative: executive
Due to the fact that the company already actively develops EMUI, the executive stated that developing a whole new OS wouldn’t actually be that difficult. Instead, Huawei recognizes that the true problems would lie in the lack of an app ecosystem. After all, following years of dominance in the smartphone market, Android has built up a rather vast ecosystem of apps, much like Apple’s iOS. Something that consumers have become accustomed to. Because of this, if Huawei was to launch its own mobile OS, it would likely suffer the same problems as Samsung’s Tizen or even Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile. However, the potential problems don’t end there.
In addition to the need for apps, the all-new operating system would also require a whole new range of agreements between Huawei and partnering companies, not to mention the carriers that would presumably sell the smartphones.
Ultimately, while a proprietary OS would provide significant benefits to Huawei in the form of more control and a reduced dependence on Google, it seems that an entry in the smartphone market this far down the line simply wouldn’t make business sense, even if Huawei does eventually overtake Samsung as the number one smartphone manufacturer.