SINGAPORE: Much has been said about Huawei's purported plans to develop its own mobile operating system (OS), even as it is set to get partially shut out of Google's Android OS. However, analysts told CNA on Tuesday (May 21) that short of a nationalistic wave of support from the Chinese government as well as local tech giants like Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu, Huawei's efforts to create an alternative outside the iOS-Android market duopoly now is unlikely to get off the ground. READ: Google and Android system start to cut ties with Huawei READ: Two Japanese carriers, Britain’s EE postpone release of Huawei phones On Sunday, it was reported that Google is suspending business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available through open source licensing. This means that the company's future mobile devices would lose access to popular, and some say essential, apps such as Search, Gmail, YouTube and Maps. Since then, the US government eased some restrictions for 90 days , such as allowing the Chinese IT giant to purchase US-made goods in order to maintain existing networks and provide software updates to existing handsets. READ: Google blocks Huawei's access to Android updates: What you need… Read full this story
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