Huawei constantly signals readiness to cooperate with American companies, at the same time develops its own solutions. It all fits into difficult American-Chinese trade talks
One thing is for sure. The current users of Huawei smartphones, computers and tablets – and the Honor brand belonging to it – can sleep peacefully. The Chinese corporation, the second largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world after Samsung and the largest global provider of telecommunications solutions, consistently ensures that the Donald Trump administration introduced in May prohibits cooperation of American companies with it, does not cut its users from applications created in the US, Android system and upgrades to them.
Still applications for use of YouTube, Gmail or Google Maps will work and will be updated, Android will install further security and Huawei’s equipment will continue to operate abroad – even in the United States. And, very importantly, this applies to both Huawei devices that have already been sold and those that are now waiting for sales in stores and warehouses.
Huawei’s approach is also confirmed by the reactions of its key US partners. – We follow the ordinance and analyze the implications. For users of our services, Google Play and Google Play Protect, they will continue to work on existing Huawei devices, say Google.
New operating system in preparation
The Chinese company still wants to cooperate with American companies, including Google, a key player in the context of the mobile market and the creator of Android. – Android is an “open source” platform and Huawei has significantly contributed to its development and popularization around the world. Huawei will continue to prioritize the development and use of the Android ecosystem, we read in the group’s statement.
But the company does not want to solely base its development on the assumption that it will be possible to quickly abolish the ban on cooperation with US companies. He also looks for alternative solutions.
One of them is going to be a new operating system, which the company has been working on since 2012. His name is Hongmeng
and Huawei began registering his trademark in Europe and outside of China about a month ago – relevant applications were received, inter alia, by the patent offices of the European Union, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Mexico and Peru. In China, this step was taken already last year.
Hongmeng – just like Android – is to be multi-platform, and so operate on smartphones, tablets, laptops and smartwatches. It also has to allow you to run Android applications.
These steps are also correlated with the information provided by the XDA Developers website providing information on everything important in the global software industry. In his opinion, Huawei is just encouraging developers to publish applications in its virtual AppGallery store. In the e-mail he sent to them, the company reminds that over the past two years, it has sold over 350 million devices, of which roughly half went to the western markets. All of these devices have a pre-installed AppGallery application, so the potential circle of recipients of the programs provided by it is very large. Huawei announces that it is ready to help with free access to its applications in AppGallery, as well as in their advertising in the store.
Negotiations are underway
Perhaps, however, Huawei will regain in a very long time the opportunity to cooperate with American companies. The sanctions that fell on him from the White House must be viewed in the wider context of the ongoing US-China trade conflict.
One of his last accents was the decision of Donald Trump from May 10 to impose a 25-percent. duty on Chinese goods worth $ 200 billion. and Beijing’s response to this move, or an increase in tariffs on US goods sent to China worth $ 60 billion. The Middle Kingdom clearly indicates that for him, entering Huawei blacklist of the US Department of Commerce a moment later is a hostile act that is part of the trade conflict.
And that’s why perhaps the abolition of sanctions on Huawei will be part of a wider US-Chinese agreement. We do not have to wait for a while, however. For now, the negotiations have stalled, although the chief economic advisor of the White House, Larry Kudlow, said that before their interruption in May, 90 percent had already been agreed. future layout. Maybe the talks will start at the end of June, if in Japan at the G20 summit Trump meets with Xi.
The chances that the Americans finally get along with the Chinese are big. The prolonged trade conflict is not on hand. Suffering not only Huawei.