During an interview, Ren Zhengfei, the Founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies mentioned that the company’s operating system, HarmonyOS still needs as long as 300 years to catch up with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
Following the US ban on Huawei, the smartphone company has had to struggle to become more independent. While it has not fully done this, launching its own operating system in August 2019 was a huge step.
The operating system currently powers the Honor Vision line of smart TVs. However, it is still far from being able to make Huawei stand alone. It still trades with some US companies that have obtained a special license. Google recently applied for a license like this as well.
In Zhengfei’s own words, he said: “We are not thinking of replacing US components. The US will always be our good friend.”
But, undoubtedly, Huawei’s increasing popularity and market share gain are beginning to attract interest. For example, in 2019 the company had ranked second in the smartphone sales rankings for the third quarter.
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While it has also suffered considerably due to the ban, it may find a way to keep going without doing business with the likes of Google. But Huawei’s CEO does not think that is likely until 300 years from now.
He also mentioned that it is not just about creating its own software for itself alone. Rather, like Google and Apple, he hoped that Huawei will one day sell HarmonyOS as well.
“It would be OK if we didn’t use US components, but what happens if consumers don’t buy our products. The operating systems of Android and Apple have enjoyed massive sales in the world as consumers have become accustomed to them.
“Huawei is a latecomer, so it would be very difficult to surpass the operating systems of Android and Apple.”
The Huawei CEO also hinted that his company is cooperating with Google and Apple on 5G technology as well. He did not elaborate on what level of cooperation this was.
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