Huawei unlikely to move to a proprietary OS, as long as Android remains open

Huawei unlikely to move to a proprietary OS, as long as Android remains open
In the last months, the Internet has been buzzing with rumors that Google is mulling over the possibility of making Android a less open of an operating system. These rumors coincided with reports that Huawei is allegedly looking into developing its own OS with the help of former Nokia engineers, and that Samsung might be considering a shift towards its proprietary Tizen OS, although for different reasons.

Yesterday, Huawei CEO Richard Yu took to Chinese microblogging site Weibo to clear things up, confirming that the company will stick with Android, as long as the operating system remains open. Huwaei has its EMUI Android skin, which is actually a lot more than skin-deep, and might be looking at developing its proprietary OS, should Google decide to close the doors of Android. Mr. Yu's post does not confirm anything, but its indicative of the concerns that the current third-largest smartphone manufacturer has regarding Android openness.

It's not clear whether Google will make a move toward a more closed Android, and if it does, whether it will be to combat the fragmentation currently plaguing the OS, or to preserve its vision of what the Android experience should be – both hardware- and- software-wise. Speaking of that, Google is rumored to be prepping an in-house smartphone, which won't need any outside manufacturer's approval for rolling out updates. Whether Google is just looking to distill the Nexus experience even further, taking control of all facets of production, or is shifting toward a lockdown of some sort for Android, remains to be seen.

source: Weibo (translated) via SlashGear

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4 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Chinese phones are developing countries friendly, they make better and more affordable Android phone than any others period.

2. TheGranter

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

China is stilla s**tty country that i can't understand why anyone would support. Doesn't matter where you are from.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I can see why some OEMs were scared, because Google is going to make their own device(s). Google invested so much time and effort into things like Tango and Cardboard VR and now Daydream VR. The thing is not to many OEMs have made Tango or really good Cardboard/Daydream VR devices. So naturally some of the OEMs like Huawei and Samsung were scared. However Google needed some OEMs to make more Tango and Cardboard/Daydream supported hardware. Which can be expensive. None of the OEMs were stepping up, so Google has to take the reins and make some hardware that will support their software. I hope Google makes a Tango - Daydream VR device. That would be awesome.

3. viseaza

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

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