However, there are new news that Huawei has been autonomousDevelopmentSmartphone operating system. Regardless of whether it is true or false, it really makes people feel a bit surprised. What do you think about this? To be honest, at least for now, this is at least not a bad thing.
As we all know, the US Department of Commerce has banned China ZTE from buying components and products (including Qualcomm chips and other products and services) from the US market for a period of up to seven years. After this official announcement was released, a series of bad things followed. ZTE was also considered to threaten certain “national security risks” and may lose Android licensing. In short, due to the tension between the United States and China, many technology companies have been affected to varying degrees.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice also announced that it is currently investigating whether Huawei has violated U.S. sanctions against Iran. If the United States determines that it is a fact, then Huawei may also face criminal penalties and fall into a similar situation with ZTE. According to recent news, it is clear that Huawei has already taken these factors into consideration. Therefore, since the US government began investigating ZTE in 2012, Huawei’s autonomous operating system has been under internal development and the system supports smartphones and tablets.
In other words, Huawei not only has a personal computer business, but also has its own mobile operating system. According to reports, Huawei's development of autonomous operating systems is a requirement of its founder and president Ren Zhengfei. However, HUAWEI's own operating system is temporarily unable to see the dawn, because the news that the system is not as perfect as Android, far from everyone's expectations, and a serious lack of third-party support, I believe no one wants an Android However, it can only test live Android phones.
The biggest advantages of the Android and iOS platforms are the ecosystem, especially the applications, and a large number of applications are now available, in millions. The aforementioned "other" operating systems, at the beginning, also hoped that the curve overtaking would occupy the market, but they all fell behind in the support of third-party applications. Many of them could only support Android applications through the built-in simulator. After all, The large-scale application ecology of the Android and iOS platforms requires a lot of developer support and a few years to form.
During the recent Global Mobile Internet Conference held in Beijing, Zhao Ming, president of Huawei's glory brand, said in an interview with the media: “(developing autonomous operating systems) is a question of capability and necessity. Undoubtedly, Huawei has the ability to do This, but I don't think it is necessary at the moment because we are working closely with Google and will continue to use its Android system."
He also stated that “In the foreseeable future, Huawei does not intend to release its own operating system. We focus on products based on the Android operating system, but are open to the mobile operating system.”
Looking at Huawei's scale, it is true that it has the strength to independently develop operating systems, especially in the face of R&D investment pressures. According to Huawei’s annual report last month, Huawei’s R&D expenses reached RMB 89.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 17.4% year-on-year. Its research and development pointed out that it accounted for 14.9% of annual revenue, second only toAmazonMore than Google, Huawei spent more than 394 billion yuan in research and development over the past decade. In addition, Huawei currently has about 80,000 global research staff, accounting for 45% of the company's total, and accumulative patent grants have reached 74,307, and over 90% are patented inventions.
In any case, if Huawei is also banned from using the Android operating system from the United States, compared with ZTE, at least Huawei has at least one long-planned way out, that is, using its own operating system as a last resort. In addition, Huawei does not rely on Qualcomm processors. Instead, it allows the world to recognize the strongest unicorn chips. Yu Chengdong disclosed publicly last year that Huawei's Kirin chip has exceeded the complexity of Intel's computer chips.
However, Huawei Hess Semiconductor's mobile unicorn chip is only self-sufficient and is not open to the public. Therefore, at present, China’s semiconductor chips still rely heavily on imports. Data from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows that the Chinese market accounts for more than 60% of global chip sales, while the United States is the largest exporter of semiconductor chips. Of course, not all handsets on Huawei carry Kirin chips. Low-end handsets also source chips from Qualcomm and MediaTek. Huawei said that its commitment to multi-vendors helps maintain healthy business development and should not put all eggs in one basket.
Finally, there is news that at present, Huawei will continue to rely on Google's Android system, unless the US Department of Justice survey will have more serious results. If there is one day, we believe there will be a major change in the way Huawei will operate its mobile devices. However, for the US investigation, Huawei did not worry at all, claiming that the company complied with the law, and that as long as it continues to conduct business honestly, there will be good results.
On the other hand, if Huawei loses its Android license and is forced to use its own operating system, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Because the feng shui turns, it may help break the market monopoly and even trigger a new mobile revolution. It may be a rather difficult and lengthy process.