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Huawei to produce its own Kirin OS?; more news on Huawei's Nexus phone

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Huawei to produce its own Kirin OS?; more news on Huawei's Nexus phone
According to a report published today out of China, Huawei could be in the midst of developing its own Kirin OS that would allow the manufacturer to reduce its dependence on Android. This comes at a time when Huawei is possibly ready to make a move west to the U.S. The company is rumored to be producing one of possibly two new Nexus handsets (the other could be a refresh of the Nexus 5 from LG). And on June 2nd, Huawei is holding a media event in New York City most likely to introduce a handset (or handsets) for the U.S. market.

Huawei has already been using its own Kirin chips in many of its own handsets. Now, sources claim that the company has been working for three years on its own operating system, which will work in combination with a new Huawei produced chip.

Speaking of the possible Nexus handset that is rumored to be built by Huawei, another report out of China says that the device will be patterned after the upcoming Huawei Mate 8 handset and will be unveiled in the fall. The phone will have a premium build quality using metal and glass and will feature a 5.7-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. While the early talk has the device employing the Snapdragon 810 chipset, there will certainly be worry about overheating issues. That could lead Huawei to see what newer chips Qualcomm has ready by then, or it might use its own Kirin chipset for the Nexus handset.

A separate report has the stock Android phone using a 64-bit octa-core Kirin 930 processor. The CPU uses a set of four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. But that report goes back a few months and Huawei has the Kirin 940 SoC and Kirin 950 SoC reportedly lined up for release in Q3 and Q4 of this year, respectively. Unlike the Kirin 930, the two newer chipsets support LPDDR4 RAM and use four Cortex-A72 cores for heaving lifting. The 940 chip carries the Mali T-860 GPU while the 950 chip contains the Mali T-880 GPU.

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source: MyDrivers (translated) via GizmoChina (1), (2)

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