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

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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1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I think the Kirin OS might be just another android skin, just as color OS. The chinese use the word "OS" when they mean skin.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

There will not be another Android skin from them, what's the point of making another one when there's already the Emotion UI (EMUI) from them?

14. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

One word: Marketing: "Amazing next generation UI/OS from Huawei! Kirin OS!"


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

still can't compete with iOS tho. Nothing can beat the power of Apple

9. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

*eye roll*

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

CAMBODIANPATRIOT is an ultimate troll, trolling for the competition. His sole purpose for being here is to post fundamentally negative comments about every tech company and operating systems except Apple and iOS. Furthermore, the reason for him being here in this website is is to make a comeback after his long banned well-known trolling account "wendygarett". His latest accounts are HugoBarraCyanogenmod, AMERICANPATRIOT and CAMBODIANPATRIOT. He has already exceeded the retard and trolling limit, and he's gonna exceed even more in the future if we don't stop this. PhoneArena, please stop this ultimate troll for interfering the comment section, because he is simply ruining the tech conversation and disrespecting the personal opinions and preferences of PhoneArena users.

21. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I agree with him. For me, Apple iOS is best.


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

HAHAHA! Keep barking and fooling other users about your amusing fairytale. ;)

15. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

lol ios is absolute garbage

46. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Dear Sheep, Before saying iOS garbage, answer these questions to yourself for your awareness, 1) why would android release new software with new phones? why wouldnt the update roll out with the new ones? (possible explaination is, due to hardware compatability.) It was never like that for iOS. 2)Now for simple tasks like switching cellular data off for different apps, in andriod u need to go each app and get in and do all that stuff, which is quite simplified in iOS. 3) Email sync, that is really a big issue, u have no control how to fetch your emails, it will sync no matter what. But in iOS you can control with time and manual fetch options. So, why cant we control email fetch in android? The things is for years iOS has been keeping the same interface and improving the same features by giving it some additional tweeks to simplify the user experience. file sharing is one of the biggest drawbacks of iOS, rest, it is one of the amazing mobile operating system. thanks

47. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I'm not a sheep, but I will try to answer your Questions/statements. 1) Because it is the style Google has chosen. Also an update can't roll out to every Android phone at the same time, because each manufacturer would have to add in their skins and other features as well. And yes hardware incompatibility might also prevent a device from getting an update immediately or at all. iOS devices receive more timely updates because there are a few devices supported whereas Android spans many manufacturers and devices. 2) While switching off data for specific apps is not a built in feature, it is still possible to accomplish by using a dedicated app to restrict mobile data for certain apps. I'm not sure about going into each app, you're probably talking about clearing the data/cache. 3) In Android you do have control over the synchronization of your email, you can sync emails manually as well as control how far back (in days) you want to sync. Also it's not like there is a HUGE amount of data consumed just to sync e-mail, neither is it CONTINUOUSLY synching in the background so that's not something to really worry about. That being said every OS has their strengths and their weaknesses, I don't think iOS is garbage, it just depends on choice and what you feel suits your needs best.

18. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

That's what nokia said years ago with their symbian-dependent phones. More OS, more choices for the people. Don't hate competition, it brings out the best in every company.

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

OS can only be the best OS if it is iOS, any other OS is just garbage

35. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

You just went full retard, never go full retard.

38. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Funny, my dude. It seemed not so long ago you were giving lip service on how great Microsoft was...

42. Simona unregistered

iOS is NOT OS .. it is just a poor basic shell .. which brainwashed your eyes ..

26. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Just a fact, there is no such thing is Android "skin", every version of Android other than AOSP from Google it self it technically a whole new OS which is based on Android kernel. Same goes with Samsung TouchWiz or HTC Sense, both of it are consider a new OS, only thing they did not add up the word "OS" behind their the name of their "skin". (Source came from XDA-Developers)

41. Simona unregistered

it is like plenty own OSes coming up... xiaomi planning .. some, cyanogen made their own, apple has own , soon or later all manufs will have their own OS and android will die ..

2. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

I'm starting to have more and more of an interest in Huawei as I love their design language and I find their skin very appealing. I'd like to try out one of their flagships one of these days. Maybe I'll wait till this said Nexus device comes out and how it positions itself against the Note 5.

4. HarysViewty

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

Even their android one comes from miui base codes. I believe it's just a new name for their ui.


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

For what, huawie? For embarrassing yourself like Samsung did with its Badass OS? LOOLL, Post from my MacBook Pro 2015 version.

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

LOL I love this guy because he knows everything about everything.


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Don't you believe me? Their failure is waiting for them ;)

24. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I think I might just agree with you because new os don't seem to do so well. But i think Samsung's tizen os has potential it was a fail initially but last year samsung's entry level z1 running tizen sold well, well enough that samsung is already working on a z2 and a global tizen powered handset. so who knows maybe huawei's os will be good but the odds are against it. tell me what you honestly think dont troll me

33. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

He is literally unable to fathom an honest non-biased comment.

36. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Lol yeah I guess so cause he didn't reply.

44. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

He never does because he doesn't know a reply to logical answer.

40. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Apple uses Huawei radios on their iPhones and they're not going down. They know what they're doing. Post from my PC MASTER RACE rig.

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The kirin 930 doesn't use cortex A57 cores it use four A53 and four A53e cores.

11. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

What I really hate about Huawei is that they are making "Premium" Phones and mostly they do not update them.

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