Huawei, the Chinese mobile manufacturing company may soon release its own operating system for smartphones, leaked reports suggest.
According to a report on GizmoChina website, the operating system will be called Kirin OS, which may also replace Android in certain mobiles.
Huawei stands as the fourth biggest vendor of mobile phones in the global market. All of company’s products presently use Android. The company is simultaneously working for Google on an upcoming Nexus smartphone.
Capturing the market however may prove to be a big challenge for Kirin as according to IDC, Android and iOS account for more than 96% of mobiles globally in the first part of 2015.
It may be recalled that Samsung in collaboration with Intel has previously developed Tizen, an operating system compatible with Android and Firefox applications. Tizen has not had the best response from either developers or users, where smartphones are concerned.