The source code for HarmonyOS will be made available beginning in December to software developers.
Huawei to be cut-off from accessing US chip tech and components as Trump further tightens restrictions
The US also added 38 Huawei affiliates to an existing list of companies banned from receiving some sensitive technologies.
If the bill were passed and Huawei designated, the company would be shunned by US banks in certain dealings with customers worldwide, since most dollar payments clear through US financial institutions.
US is discussing new restrictions aimed at limiting Huawei's presence in the global telecommunications market were still in discussion.
US senators urge Trump administration to halt Huawei licence approvals, say it could threaten security
US senators demand congressional leaders "be notified prior to the issuance of any licenses to US firms to sell components to Huawei and its affiliates."
The U.S. Commerce Department may issue a temporary general license
Huawei to start sales in the US with its Mate 10 smartphone; more details to be announced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas
This move comes after Huawei cemented its position as one of the largest smartphone brands in China, beating the likes of Samsung and Apple.