Huawei has been “living” under troublesome circumstances for quite some time. The smartphone maker that promised to overcome Samsung as the world’s top smartphone maker now is plagued by the consequences of the US ban. In fact, the company that was one of the most important OEMs and 5G supplier is shrinking its business. A couple of weeks ago, the company lost access to its HiSillicon chipsets supplied by TSMC. For that reason, the company will need to reinvent its smartphone business in the next year and will need to rely on other chipset manufacturers to keep launching devices. Everything can change depending on the results of the upcoming US election, but meanwhile, Huawei keeps expanding its business to other unconventional segments. According to a new report, Huawei is now aiming at the automobile market.
Huawei may bring HarmonyOS to automobiles
According to a report from NetEase, Huawei Technologies is gearing up to expand its business to the development, production, sales, and service of automobile parts and other related systems. A sudden message has surfaced mentioning the company’s recent investment and interest in the automobile industry. Huawei may develop new technologies related to hardware, software, and 5G related equipment for automobiles. Worth noting that this will not be the first time Huawei partners with car manufacturers to develop technologies. Huawei could even develop its own interface for automobiles to compete with Google and Apple. Maybe a HarmonyOS iteration for automobiles powered by all the Google-less apps that are on EMUI, like Here WeGo maps.
The company already worked with some companies on certain car models and even ventured in the growing self-driving cars demand. Of course, this particular segment may flourish in the coming years. After all, 5G is finally a reality in developed countries and will greatly expand the “powers” of this technology. Moreover, the Chinese company already has a solid experience in the segment. Perhaps, this expertise will help in a possible investment in the segment. Huawei may launch a separate brand that will be related to automobiles.
Worth noting that the company didn’t make an official statement about its arrival on the segment. For now, it’s hard to even understand the company’s real intentions. Of course, the most plausible possibility is that Huawei is trying to expand its business now that smartphones aren’t really paying off the bills.
We expect more details to be revealed in the coming months.