Huawei is reportedly working in secret on a new operating system as an alternative to Android.
Chinese Huawei is reportedly developing a mobile operating system. The news was revealed in a piece about Huawei's efforts to redesign its mobile user interface on The Information (subscription).
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In Fall of 2015, Huawei hired former Apple designer Abigail Sarah Brody. Her task is to give Huawei's mobile interface an unique look. Huawei "borrowed" design elements from Apple.
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According to sources of The Information Huawei is not just working on its own design language, but also on its on mobile operating system.
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Abigail Brody is set to meet the secret team in August to talk user interface.
Huawei, the 3rd largest smartphone maker in the world, issued a statement to The Information in regards to its mobile operating system plans: "As along as Android remains open, Huawei will continue using."
The Huawei (say: "Wah Way") is just protecting itself from Google going haywire with Android.
About Abigail Brody:
Abigail Sarah Brody is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design (ACCD) in Pasadena, California. Prior to joining Huawei, Brody provided senior expertise and design strategy consulting services to various technology and IT brands.
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In her career she served as Vice President of Global Design at eBay/PayPal and most notably as Creative Director at Apple where she developed and designed numerous landmark products in the course of a decade while working with the late Steve Jobs, most notably the first release of the iPhone and iOS.