Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is set to officially ditch the android operating system for it’s own, Harmony.
This comes after it was unveiled last year at it’s developer conference.
Reports by Chinese media, have indicated that the company chucked hundreds of millions of dollars into developing Harmony.
Huawei believes it has reached 70-80% of the ‘performance features’ of Android hence can be put o use.
There have been reports that the operating system will be available to other Chinese smartphone makers upon it’s release, according to Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer division.
This comes after various sanctions on the Chinese company by the United States in what appears to be a trade war between the two countries.
In May, the American President, Donald Trump mandated that manufacturers globally couldn’t use American technology to produce chips designed by Huawei. This joined a string of other restrictions implemented since last year.
They ban non-American companies from selling components that were developed with US technology unless these companies obtain special approval.
The US government alleged that Huawei infrastructure poses a national security threat and that it has engaged in trade secret theft and violated sanctions against Iran.
However, the various restrictions could reshape the smartphone and chip market.
Most recent in the events that characterise the cold trade war is a focus on social media services like TikTok and WeChat.
Trump has attempted to ban the two app which have so far resisted and threatened legal action.