Huawei to move away from Android; working on Kirin OS: Report

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has plans to move away from Google's Android operating system and venture into one of its own.


Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has plans to move away from Google's Android operating system and venture into one of its own. The company is reportedly working on an homegrown-OS dubbed Kirin. This move could be an attempt to reduce dependence on Android. This move is rather interesting as Google has chosen Huawei as the next smartphone maker for its Nexus devices.

The company is all set to enter the US market and has sent out invites for an event in New York which is scheduled for June 2.

According to a report by Gizmo China, Huawei might also unveil a new smartphone which could run the new Kirin OS. Apparently, the new system has been under development over a span of three years in Huawei's laboratory. The report also adds that Huawei's OS will work with the company's own chip, the Kirin processor. As of now, no other information has been provided on the same.

Huawei isn't the first smartphone maker who has tried to break free from Google's Android. Currently, Samsung is trying to push their Tizen OS to as many phones as possible, though it hasn't seen a great success rate. OnePlus also released OxygenOS and Cyanogen wants to build a version of Android which is no longer dependent on Google.

According to an earlier report by Gizmo China, Huawei will manufacture Google's upcoming Nexus smartphone which could feature a 5.7-inch QHD display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor along with a metal build.


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