Huawei To Develop Its Own Mobile OS

Bangalore: China’s Huawei Technologies, world’s second largest communication equipment maker and sixth biggest mobile phone manufacturer, is all set to develop its own mobile OS as a backup plan for Android and Windows phone 8.

"Whatever consumers like, we'll develop," Wan Biao, CEO of Huawei Device, said in an interview. "We're also devoting resources into coming up with a phone operating system based on our current platform in case other companies won't let us use their system one day."

Biao also revealed plans in launching smartphones based on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system later this year or early next year.

Huawei, who had a bad start in marketing earlier this year, is now aiming to ship more than 100 million mobile phones, including 60 million smartphones.

The company is now expecting to fire up the gadget field by focusing on developing its own OS, to detach itself from other operating systems like Android and iOS.

“It will be very challenging, but that target remains intact,” Biao said.

Huawei also expects a consumer device revenue growth at around 30 percent next year, whereas sales from their smartphones alone are expected to grow at around 40 percent. According to the company, a rise about a third this year is what they anticipate, compared to $6.8 billion last year. Huawei also added that they hope their business would hit sales of $30 billion in five years, which clearly can provide the company a better advantage.