Plan B – Huawei has its Own OS if it cannot Use Android Anymore
The CEO of Huawei’s consumer products division outlines his plan for the future
Huawei has done a lot of noise around the world, not only by the expansion of its products and innovations from their devices but also for conflicts before the resistance led by the United States – which accuses China of spying and contribute to countries suffering Yankees sanctions, such as Iran.
This trick can and is getting to levels that could disrupt the Asian giant’s business in certain squares. CEO Richard Yu is aware of the challenges, and while he said he likes “working with ecosystems,” such as Google and Microsoft, he says he has contingency plans for a variety of scenarios.
“And if one day Huawei cannot use Android” is one of them. If it is no longer possible to rely on US companies, Yu said that the company has its own operating system as “plan B.” Incidentally, the idea is that, in the future, the company will use this alternative as the main guideline.
Huawei wants to reduce the price of foldable Mate X quickly
In an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt, Yu also spoke about the smartphone and innovation market, especially about its foldable Mate X, presented recently during the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The CEO says the idea is to make the device more popular, with a rapid fall in prices.
“At the beginning,” Yu says, according to an English translation of his interview, “the (foldable) smartphone is mainly sold as a premium product. But later it will also push into the middle price segment. Over time, we will be able to push it below 1000 euros ($1,123). For that, we need one to two years. Later maybe in the range of 500 euros. That will take longer. Of course, it also depends on how well the device is accepted. We can accelerate mass production at any time.”
Yu said he is working on really large screens, from 100 to 200 inches, targeting new products, and celebrated more than 10 million units marketed with Mate 20. He also confirmed again plans to outperform Samsung and reach the top of the global smartphone market, especially with the help of new flagships, the P30, and P30 Pro, scheduled to debut later this month.