US authorities exert pressure on Google, forcing the search giant to reconsider the format of relations with Huawei. This is reported by Reuters, citing sources in the Congress. The reason for the change in the existing paradigm of interaction between the two companies is the possible espionage of Huawei in the interests of the ruling party of China.
Huawei and Android
Reuters interlocutors in US power structures do not explain what exactly is the requirement for a review of relations. In this case, it can be anything – from the need to stop the joint activities of companies in the development of new technologies to the prohibition of Huawei to use the Android OS in their devices.
Google's response to the demand of the authorities was very cool. “Like many US companies, we are in partnership with manufacturers from around the world and Huawei, in particular,” noted in Google. “These relationships are based on strict principles of confidentiality and the principles of protecting user data.”
KirinOS – own OS from Huawei
Obviously, China has long been preparing for this turn of events. This is indicated by rumors about the existence of the Huawei proprietary operating system, which has been under development for several years. KirinOS – this is the name of the new vendor product – built on Linux and optimized for working with Kirin chips.
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