Huawei is reportedly developing its own Kirin mobile OS

By Silky Malhotra | Published on 18 May 2015
Huawei is reportedly developing its own Kirin mobile OS

Huawei is rumoured to be working on its own Kirin mobile OS for the last three years.


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Huawei is rumoured to be developing its own operating system. According to reports, the manufacturer has been developing a 'Kirin OS' to reduce its dependence on Google’s Android.

Huawei which is the third largest smartphone vendor in China is also working on a new smartphone to launch the OS. The standalone operating system will also work with Huawei’s in-house Kirin Chipset. Huawei which has been trying to improve its presence globally is reportedly developing one of the two next Nexus devices that will be launched this year. The other Nexus device is being developed by LG which has already made the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones. The Huawei Nexus smartphone is rumoured to be patterned after the upcoming Huawei Mate 8 handset. It will have a 5.7-inch 2K display with a Snapdragon 810 processor. Huawei CEO had backed away from using a QHD screen on its own high-end models, so Google may have demanded that the manufacturer put in the high resolution display in the next Nexus device.

Huawei is also planning to enter the US market and has sent out press invites for an event in New York City next month, on June 2. More and more smartphone makers have been launching their own OS in order to reduce their dependence on Google. Samsung’s Tizen OS and CyanogenMod OS are gaining popularity. New entrants like OxygenOS from OnePlus are also trying to gain a foot hold in the market. According to reports ZTE is also working on its own OS. Huawei has not made an official announcement as yet. This would be an interesting move by the company, but we will have to wait and see if Huawei would be able to develop something that would be as successful or could even compete with Android. Moreover, Google may also be unhappy with the move since the smartphone maker is also reportedly working on the next Nexus device.  

What do you think? Do you think Huawei’s operating system could get a positive response? Share your views in the comments section below.

Source: GizmoChina

Silky Malhotra

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