Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei, is all set to move away from Google’s Android operating system and develop its own OS, if rumours are to be believed. Reports claim that the Chinese company is secretly developing a new mobile-based operating system, which if it turns out to be true, will reduce its reliance on Android. The new OS is rumoured to be named after their own chipsets – Kirin. This is interesting news, primarily because Google’s Nexus devices may be manufactured by Huawei, going forward.
Based on a report by Gizmo China, Huawei is also looking to unveil a new smartphone to showcase the new Kirin OS. The report further states that the new OS has been under development in Huawei’s labs for over three years, and that it is expected to work with the company’s proprietary chipset.
Huawei isn’t the first to attempt such a move. Samsung had earlier attempted to wean off Google’s Android with the Tizen OS. The new OS is scheduled to bring prominent changes to the EMUI as well. Changes like a brighter colour scheme, redesigned icons, and the addition of an app drawer are expected to take course. While the company is popular in China, Huawei smartphones lack credibility in other parts of the world, and one of the biggest reasons for this is perhaps their software.
Huawei has recruited a former Apple designer to reform the look on its smartphone software skin. Only time will tell whether the undertaken changes will work out for them.
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