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Huawei May Create Its Own Smartphone OS

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Huawei works on its own mobile operating system in case things don't work out with Google or Microsoft.

Shenzhen-based Huawei might not be as big of a name as Apple or Samsung here in the states, but the 25-year-old company has taken the number-two position globally in communication networks. Last year, Huawei alone brought in close to three quarters of the industry's total revenue. Since China is expected to become the world's largest smartphone market, the company is in an excellent position to take on tech giants Apple and Samsung in the smartphone arena.

With plans for global branding of its Android-based product line and an additional Windows 8 Phone line, Huawei hopes to establish itself here in the states. Taking notice of Samsung's recent loss against Apple, Huawei has prepared itself for the worst. Knowing it may one day run into problems with its competitors, the company told Reuters it has even been developing its very own operating system. Though it's unlikely we'll ever see Huawei's mobile OS, we can definitely expect to soon see this company become a fierce competitor in the U.S. market.

 

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    pocketdrummer , September 27, 2012 8:17 PM
    This should be a fantastic product judging from the high quality that is ubiquitous in China!
    :-|
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    jacobdrj , September 27, 2012 8:39 PM
    "No wonder this circuit failed, it says made in Japan." - Doc...
    "What do you mean, Doc? All the best stuff is made in Japan." -Marty...
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    memadmax , September 27, 2012 8:41 PM
    lol
    They want the custom OS so that the chinese gov'ment can more easily get into their people's phone for "unpatrotic" thinking....
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    jacobdrj , September 27, 2012 9:40 PM
    Honestly, if they wanted to, why couldn't they make a kick butt, inexpensive, smartphone?
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    epdm2be , September 27, 2012 9:51 PM
    How weird. Nokia is ditching its own superior OS for a crippled walled garden POS while every other chinese dips-hit is 'making its own OS'.

    We are doomed, really we are!
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    bloodypulp , September 27, 2012 10:23 PM
    The Chinese government owns Huawei. Expect backdoors to be included in the new closed OS.
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    freggo , September 27, 2012 11:08 PM
    epdm2beHow weird. Nokia is ditching its own superior OS for a crippled walled garden POS while every other chinese dips-hit is 'making its own OS'.We are doomed, really we are!


    That 'dip-shit' has more employees than Nokia or Apple. This is not some hole in the wall outfit!
    Still, I'd not want a phone with an OS from China. Don't trust them :-)
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    Anonymous , September 27, 2012 11:48 PM
    Huawei equipment = Red Army backdoor
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    deksman , September 28, 2012 12:35 AM
    jacobdrjHonestly, if they wanted to, why couldn't they make a kick butt, inexpensive, smartphone?


    Because we live in capitalism and companies are in the game to profit from.
    If they want to milk old tech to get the job, they will do it for as long as its viable.
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    jacobdrj , September 28, 2012 3:07 AM
    deksmanBecause we live in capitalism and companies are in the game to profit from.If they want to milk old tech to get the job, they will do it for as long as its viable.

    But nobody will buy inferior product for the same price unless there is a significant marketing push that Huwai don't have...
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    ikyung , September 28, 2012 4:26 AM
    Huawei has always had a bad rep. I remember their name from a Times magazine article and they are known to perform unfair business practices. Not even behind closed doors, they just bluntly do it. But then again, it's China...
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    WyomingKnott , September 28, 2012 12:38 PM
    Bet that Apple will sue them before the OS is even released - "We patented software to make a rectangle with corners do something useful."