In an interview with CNN, Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei say that “his company can still become the number one smartphone brand even without Google.” He added that “leading in the world of Android would not be a problem, it just will take some time.”
Huawei is already the world’s largest smartphone maker; it was on the track to overtake Samsung as the No. 1 Smartphone Seller this year, but the US blacklisted their trade-in in the country. The restriction bars US Companies from dealing with Huawei until they get a government license to do so.
The US government made the decision based on selective information & mistaken assumptions and it provided “no evidence that Huawei poses a security risk,” according to a statement issued by Huawei. Last week, “the Trump administration issued a new 90-day temporary license allowing US companies to continue doing business with Huawei.”
The company also added that “most of the carriers depends on Huawei for its high-quality, cost-effective equipment and services.”
CEO warned the US government that once their Harmony OS becomes functional, it may affect companies like Google. There are reports that Huawei is working on its own app store. So, the Harmony OS is the “Plan-B” in the case sanctions are again imposed on it. That would be the “large scale” backup plan that CEO was talking about during the interview.
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