President of Huawei’s Consumer Cloud Services, Zhang Ping An has said that the company is in talks with Chinese vendors to expand the usage of HarmonyOS and the Huawei Mobile Services HMS.
If the Chinese giant manages to convince smartphone makers to adopt HarmonyOS, even only for the Chinese market, then it could be a major blow to Google’s Android.
Huawei, which was ranked as the world’s leading smartphone brand for the second quarter of this year, is now struggling to keep its business afloat.
The company is now battling for the survival against the US sanctions and has a few tricks up its sleeves.
Meanwhile, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping has and said that the company is now focusing on the development of its HMS ecosystem, which Huawei developed as a replacement for Google after getting banned from using Google (Android) services last year.
He also added that the company will continue to invest in connectivity, high-performance computing, cloud technology, and artificial intelligence.
Guo also said the company will continue to support supply chain partners who still work with Huawei.
It is also confirmed that Huawei has sufficient chips for the telecom equipment, server, and cloud business, as we previously reported.
However, Guo Ping said that the company is still looking for solutions for the smartphone chipsets, which the company needs hundreds of millions every year.
He added that the company is willing to procure chips from U.S.-based companies who receive the license from the government, including its rival Qualcomm.
Recently, AMD and Intel confirmed that they have been granted a license by the United States to continue doing business with Huawei, but the scope is not yet known. Apart from them, MediaTek and SMIC have also applied for a license to supply chipsets to Huawei.
Currently, all the major suppliers of Huawei, including TSMC, Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, Kioxia, Sharp, Micron, and Sony have stopped doing business with Huawei in order to comply with the new U.S. regulations.