The harmony between China and US has never been in jeopardy when it came to technical landscape. Well, now Huawei is blacklisted by the US government and while many others have tried to challenge Google’s and Apple’s dominance, they failed miserably. But, hold on! Huawei is now fully armed to compete.
The pressure caused by Google’s products forced Huawei to design its own Play Store alternative and that’s sent Chinese tech giant down an Apple-like path — a leading device manufacturer with its own app ecosystem, mobile services framework, and an operating system (OS).
But Huawei’s chairman Guo Ping is optimistic about building “a new open system” for the world; “And since Huawei helped Android to succeed, why not make our own system successful. It’s plausible to have two systems in a world. And Huawei will be able to survive and take the lead even in an extremely hostile environment.”
Google recently took a decision of restricting Huawei’s access to premium chipsets, which results in dwindling of Huawei smartphones over the following year. This does not fit best in the long run.
Huawei’s self-developed HarmonyOS software has been in development since 3 years and the company has promised its software’s availability as an open-source operating system used by other Chinese OEMs to build bridges between China and the West.
Meanwhile, Huawei is busy generating time and resources to compete with Google’s software and services. Since the day of being blacklisted, the firm’s management has admitted that it’s not easy to be an alternative to Google; while it might take years to reach their capacity.
Inevitably though, 2020 has been a year of reinvention and the irony is that the pandemic is changing companies and industries at an unprecedented rate and scale. Huawei’s shift to new territories will be simply one among many.
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