Huawei is Looking at Sailfish-based Aurora OS as an Alternative to Android

Last month, the US authorities has added Huawei to the entity checklist which bans any US firm from doing enterprise with the China-based firm. Huawei’s export ban not solely contains US firms but additionally the businesses that are utilizing know-how or providers supplied by the US-based companions. After Trump’s govt order, Google has revoked Huawei’s Android license. While Huawei is given 90 days reprieval interval, the corporate has to right away discover the choice for the Android OS.

There are rumors the HongMeng/ARK/OAK OS which the corporate is alleged to be growing from a number of years. Now, the newest stories recommend the corporate is taking a look at Aurora OS owned by Rostelecom, Russia’s state telecommunications firm, as a substitute for Android OS. Even the identical matter is alleged to be mentioned by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Aurora OS relies on open cell platform Sailfish developed by Finnish firm Jolla.

Huawei is reportedly testing the Aurora OS on few of its smartphones in Russia. Talking concerning the rumored HongMeng OS, it could possibly be restricted simply to the Chinese market. Recently, the corporate additionally began contacting builders to publish their apps on AppGallery, Huawei ‘s different to the Google Play Store. Even with the smartphones working on Aurora OS, they are going to nonetheless assist Android apps. Without Android apps, it will likely be extremely unattainable to promote smartphones.

While Huawei nonetheless obtained adjustments to remain alive within the smartphone market, it will likely be the tip of the street for the corporate’s laptop computer enterprise after the 90 days reprieval interval. It can longer use the Intel chips or Microsoft’s Windows OS. Huawei is already seeing an enormous drop in smartphone gross sales exterior of China. If there is no such thing as a final result from the US and China commerce talks, it will likely be a troublesome street forward for the corporate’s shopper electronics enterprise. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for extra particulars!