CHINESE PHONE MAKER Huawei has revealed that it is working on its own mobile operating system, just in case it has a parting of the ways with Google or Microsoft.
Speaking to Reuters, Huawei CEO Wan Biao revealed that the company is working on developing its own mobile operating system in case other companies, no doubt Google and Microsoft, won't let it use their software in the future.
It's also likely that the company is hoping to be able to compete against Mozilla's upcoming Firefox OS, which its rival ZTE quickly snapped up.
"We're devoting resources into coming up with a phone operating system based on our current platform in case other companies won't let us use their system one day," Biao said. It's unclear when the firm plans to release its proprietary mobile operating system, but it's unlikely to be any time soon.
That's not to say Huawei isn't still focused on Android, though. In an exclusive interview with The INQUIRER, the head of Huawei's PR team, Russ Gan said the firm is also working on a custom interface for Google's Android operating system that will simplify the smartphone experience.
"If you look at Android versus IOS it is clear that IOS from Apple offers a much better user experience," Gan said.
He added, "We want to design an interface that grows with the user. The user can adjust the settings all the way from a very simple and not very flexible interface all the way to a more complicated and flexible interface in small steps as they get more familiar with our phones."
Huawei was unavailable for further comment at the time of writing. µ
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