There is a thrill of suspense right now, that is making everyone to put their ears down for the latest update on a new operating system, but the question is, is there really a plan-B? This sudden viral question arose due to the internal threats and warnings going on between the United States government under the administration of Donald Trump and Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of Huawei.
What's The Fuss About?
The bone of contention here is this - The US government wants to deny Ren's company (Huawei) of complete access to the Android operating system. With this singular act by the US, Ren has taken up the case with threats of a new "third operating system" that will dominate Google and Apple OS, that is if the US government won't let Google make the Android operating system available to Huawei.
The US on their own part won't let this happen because it's to their own detriment, and not benefit. The threats of a new smartphone OS launch by Huawei has been on since the US government blacklist announcement in May (not final though).
There have been a series of threats from HongMeng to HarmonyOS, and the recently launched cross-platform IoT OS (it turned out to be not so good). Even at the launch of HarmonyOS, shifting it to smartphones seemed like a new global ecosystem was about to be formed, notwithstanding their 2-day accomplishment assurance.
Does Huawei Need Google?
Despite the threats and deeds, a month ago, the CEO attested to the fact that the company needs Google, and for a "plan-B"-there was none. But this statement isn't conclusive because, if really the US impedes Huawei's access to Google, then an alternate plan-B is certain with its expertise and China Inc. back up.
This warranted the warning by Ren to Google, the US, and Apple
"you cannot rule out the chance that the third operating system might outrun them someday".
If the US forces China into this, other companies will follow suit. The US wouldn't want this to happen.
Zhengfei also told the US that UK will be forced to relinquish Huawei's 5G network in spite of Trumps' solicitation. With John Bolton's (USNC adviser) visit to London recently, he held that the British officials were looking deep into the Huawei case with much focus on avoiding any compromise in the security of telecommunication in the 5G space. However, they actually said that were reviewing their decisions.
Ren still believes that the UK will choose economics over politics, they won't say no to the Chinese company's technology from the country's 5G implementation. The UK has been Huawei's main market for networking, and the US blacklisting thing has been a terrifying one for them. There is also a spy unit with UK's GCHQ for examining Huawei's security and its technology.
There has been a report of spy units in Uganda and Zambia but it was clearly denied and said that the UK isn't so much concerned about this though. Politics and commercials here is simple, and Huawei has a substantial position in the UK's 5G space launch.
But the fact here is this - with the exit of Britain, they have little power to stop the 5G network lunch and pay the price. We all need answers to certain questions, it seems like two different issues here, but it's just one, between these 3. And Huawei will definitely not act until the US gives it a reason to do so, which makes plan-B close to a reality.
The CEO admitted Huawei's works in Xinjiang and his sales to carrier operators and others. This company actually obeys the sovereign system of every state. Telcos are still signing with Huawei and the US still going about their business, nothing has happened yet.
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