Huawei is not slowing down, the company is said to be investing $1.5 billion towards development for the industry as a whole, and will not solely focus on its own software and hardware.
This is part of company’s computing strategy that they announced, which includes investing in basic research around its products to support upcoming new technologies such as artificial intelligence.
Huawei also said it will make its hardware and software more readily available to its customers and partners.
The company is already having a tough year in the U.S, due to on-going situations. As the United States placed the company on a blacklist in May.
That essentially restricts many American companies from selling their products to Huawei without permission from the U.S. government.
U.S think Huawei is a security risk and thinks that its devices could be used for Chinese espionage. Huawei has repeatedly denied those allegations.
Company’s CEO, Ren Zhengfei, told employees in August the company is facing a “life or death crisis” and laid out a strategy for the Chinese telecommunication giant going forward. That includes plans to simplify the reporting structure for more efficiency and cut down on surplus staff.
In the month of August, the company launched its own operating system, saying ” Good Bye ” to the android.
Huawei is not the first company to try to build its own proprietary software for the smartphones it sells.
Big tech companies like Samsung and Microsoft, have also tried in past to create their own programs to compete with Android and Apple’s iOS system. But they have struggled because they couldn’t find enough developers to build apps on their platforms.
This is a new era and definitely Huawei is doing all possible to be a step ahead compared to competitors.