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Chinese Smartphone Maker Huawei Developing Own OS in Case of Android Ban

A Canadian court had earlier ruled that Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's initial extradition hearing will take place on May 8

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Logo of Huawei is seen on the advert in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 11, 2019. VOA

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has confirmed that it has developed its own proprietary operating systems (OS) and is ready to implement those in case its legal battle with the US leads to a ban on the export of US-made products and services such as Android and Windows.

The world’s second-largest handset player by market share currently uses the Android OS for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets.

“Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using US software from Microsoft and Google,” the CNBC reported on Friday.

Chinese technology giant Huawei filed a lawsuit against the US government last week as a “last resort” to get a federal ban on the use of its products lifted.

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Attendees pass by a Huawei booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 9, 2019. VOA

The lawsuit, filed in a US District Court in Texas challenges the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed by President Donald Trump in August last year.

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A Canadian court had earlier ruled that Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s initial extradition hearing will take place on May 8.

Wanzhou faces fraud charges in the US, where an indictment unveiled in January accused her of deceiving banks into approving transactions that may have violated unilateral US sanctions against Iran. (IANS)

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Manufacturers to Ship Devices with Latest Android 10 After January 31, 2020

After January 31, 2020 Google will only approve Devices running on Android 10

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The US based search giant Google is making it compulsory for smartphone manufacturer to ship devices with Android 10 after January 31, 2020.

After the above mentioned date, Google will only approve new devices running the latest Android version, Android 10 and the company will stop approving new devices running Android 9 Pie.

The information regarding company’s move was spotted in the latest version of Google’s GMS requirements.

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GMS means Google Mobile Services and it includes a suite of Google apps and services licensed by its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners, XDA Developers reported.

GMS suite contains apps like the Google Play Store and Google Play Services and lack of GMS means devices won’t come pre-installed with Google services.

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Android by Google. IANS

As per report, in order to be approved to preload GMS, OEMs must submit the software builds for each device they make to Google for approval.

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The approval process includes meeting the requirements in the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) and the GMS Requirements document, passing automated test suites like the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS), Vendor Test Suite (VTS), and Google Test Suite (GTS). (IANS)