Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has a lot of work to do when it comes to alternatives to US technology. One of Huawei’s major problem will be the use of Android/Windows for its phones/tablets and laptops respectively. However, recently released it’s HongMeng/Harmony OS but this system is not ready for smartphones. Now, there are reports that Huawei is considering deploying Aurora OS on 360,000 tablet devices by August next year.
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Before the arrival of Harmony OS, Aurora OS was also mentioned in the media as Huawei’s “Plan B”. The Aurora OS is a local operating system customized by Sailfish OS in Russia. The predecessor of Salifish is Meego, which is based on Linux.
Due to the particularity of Aurora OS, some analysts speculate that the above cooperation is only for Huawei’s tablet in the Russian market. After all, Russia is now very concerned about data and privacy security. Aurora OS is a system that has Russian certification.
Rostelecom, the Russian telecommunications company with Aurora OS, said that they have a confidentiality agreement with Huawei. However, both parties are still discussing terms and other details. Rostelecom statement reads “Various options for collaboration with Huawei are currently under consideration with the participation of the Ministry of Communications…We don’t disclose details yet, there is an agreement on confidentiality,”