Huawei Building Own OS To Reign Over Android OS

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jun 27, 2016

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Chinese telecom and electronics giant Huawei is secretly building its new operating system (OS) for smartphones to reduce its dependency on Google’s Android OS, a new report claims.Amir Efrati from ‘The Information’ reports that Huawei is working on building the alternative mobile operation system secretly.

According to the sources, Huawei has also planned to launch its latest flagship smartphone P9 in the Indian market soon. In response to the question on offline markets, the company officials said that the P9 series will be targeting the Indian markets as soon as possible, likely next month.

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The new OS project is claimed to be its early days and involves ex-staffers from Nokia. The Information also reached out to Abigail Brody, former Apple creative director who was hired by Huawei last year as the chief user experience designer. Although she has declined to comment on the new OS, she said that is scheduled to meet the team in August.

Coming to the report by Amir Efrati, the project is in its starting period and ex-employees from Nokia are working on that project. Abigail Brody, former Apple creative director who was joined Huawei last year and appointed as the chief user experience designer, refused to give any details on the new OS but she indicated that she is going to meet the team in August. Till now, the information regarding the new OS is restricted.

The report also said that Abigail Brody will make several modifications to the company owned Emotion UI that is said to be developed on top of Android OS. Brody without telling the modifications suggested that the new Emotion UI version introducing this fall will deal with “pain points” and “glaring cosmetic issues”.

One of the important tasks of her is to develop the upcoming version of the Emotion UI more likely based on the material design of the Android and remove the elements that present it like iOS. The new EMUI is expected to support fresh colors, new icons and additional features like an app drawer.

Separately, 9to5 google also reported on the newer version EMUI and claims that it will look almost similar to the stock Nexus smartphone experience with some elements added by the Huawei.

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Moving to the new flagship smartphone Huawei P9, which is launching in India soon, is featured with a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with its company owned EMUI 4.1 on the top. Huawei P9 also boasts a dual 12MP camera at the back, built in collaboration with the popular camera manufacturer Leica. The company is focusing on upgrading the P9 photography to the next level.

The smartphone supports octa-core Kirin 955 processor paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It is backed by a 300mAh battery and includes the 4G connectivity, USB Type C connectivity and fingerprint scanner.

The report also claims that the new UI will look more like the iOS UI. Samsung is also working on its Tizen OS to reduce its dependence on Android and also make the OS good enough to push a differentiated status in the overcrowded smartphone market.