Huawei would have secretly developed its own operating system, alternative to the Android platform
Conflict between ZTE and US authorities that the Chinese manufacturer lost its license to use the Android operating system and chose banning from exporting smartphones to the United States seems to have been anticipated by Huawei
Following the investigation at the end of which ZTE admitted to the United States Department of Commerce that it had violated the embargo against Iran and North Korea by supplying equipment using US-developed technologies to these countries, the Asian manufacturer would be subjected to the a seven year embargo that will have significant effects on its smartphones. Specifically, ZTE will no longer be able to use hardware or software developed by US companies over the next seven years. Thus, their smartphones will no longer be able to use Intel or Qualcomm processors, while devices will no longer be eligible for Google Certification to integrate Google Play Services
Anticipating the possibility for trade relations between the two countries to be determined, Huawei seems to have been working on a spare plan for some time. Huawei is already producing its own chipsets for mobile devices, and soon it could gain independence from the software side by launching its own mobile operating system, alternative to the Android platform
Without giving concrete details, the quoted source states that the new OS is at the testing stage and still does not offer the stability of the Android platform. In addition, compatibility with mobile applications is limited, Huawei intending to deliver this OS only if the situation is immune. Contact for statements, Huawei officials have not confirmed or denied the existence of an OS. Previously, the company had said there were no plans to launch its own operating system "in the foreseeable future."