Sitting at around 11 per cent, Huawei has quietly become the world's third largest Smartphone maker, and things are about to get a lot more interesting, if a new report is to believed.
According to the South China Morning Post, the Chinese vendor is working on its own mobile operating system, an indicator of various factors.
Firstly, Chinese mobile vendors – like Huawei – are having a tough time breaking into the mainstream in North America. This is, in part, due to the US government taking a more stern approach to Chinese vendors what with the president's known disdain for the country. The development of a proprietary OS could give the vendor a plan B in the case that Google pulls the Android-shaped rug out from underneath it.