Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaks during an interview at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen on May 24. Ren has responded to US pressure on his company with defiance, characteristic of his company’s “all in” retaliation against opponents. Photo: Bloomberg
Craig Addison
Opinion

Opinion

Craig Addison

The trade war could leave Huawei smartphones frozen in time without core technology from the US

  • The crown jewel of Chinese tech will need more than its vaunted ‘wolf culture’ to stay innovative, given the US freeze on technologies that are key to reaching the top of the smartphone game

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Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaks during an interview at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen on May 24. Ren has responded to US pressure on his company with defiance, characteristic of his company’s “all in” retaliation against opponents. Photo: Bloomberg
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After the US ramped up pressure on Huawei, the company has finally had to acknowledge its long-secret plans for an alternative OS.

Inside Huawei’s secretive plans to develop an operating system to rival Google’s Android

  • The OS issue took an extra urgency after the US government in mid-May placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist
  • One of the biggest technical challenges for the Huawei OS under development has been its compatibility with Android, people say
Topic |   US-China tech war

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After the US ramped up pressure on Huawei, the company has finally had to acknowledge its long-secret plans for an alternative OS.
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