Huawei Technologies has finally established its own ecosystem, Huawei Mobile Service (HMS) to replace Google Mobile Services in a fresh step towards launching it HarmonyOS to beat Android.
This comes after Huawei was banned from the US and from any association with US companies, which Google is, forcing them to create their own operating system (HarmonyOS) and therefore create a backing ecosystem to service the OS.
Huawei Chairman Guo Ping was reported by Forbes as telling employees of Huawei that “The world has been suffering for a long time,” referring to the lock Google has on the Android ecosystem, which hold almost 75% of the OS market globally, and so many smartphones makers depend on.
It would be recalled that stemming from the 5G control battle between US and China in particular, US President Donald Trump has banned all Huawei and ZTE activities in the US and has asked all US companies which have dealings with Huawei and ZTE to cancel them as part of moves to get the Chinese tech giants out the US for good.
President Trump’s latest salvo on Huawei in particular is cutting them access to the chipsets powering its flagship smartphones.
Huawei Chairman Guo admitted the new sanctions would “cause certain difficulties… especially for high-end mobile phones,” but assured employees that “I believe we can solve them.”