although Huawei is reported works on its own mobile operating system, the company can look elsewhere elsewhere Android alternatives. That something else allegedly a Russian-made fork from Seilvissoos, reported The clock On Monday.
Huawei's CEO, Guo Ping, reportedly discussed the possibility of using Sailfish OS on Huawei devices with Konstantin Noskov, Russia's digital development, communications and mass media minister. Based on the alleged conversation, Huawei is already testing devices with the pre-installed Aurora OS.
Ping also reportedly discussed the possibility of partially shifting production to Russia. The joint production will be of slides and appliances.
Huawei and Russia's digital service provider Rostelcom did not want to comment on the discussions, although the latter said it is open to working with mobile solution developers. Assuming the two companies are together, Grigory Berezkin, a Rostelcom and Russian businessman, owns the developer behind Aurora OS.
What is Sailfish OS and what does it mean for Huawei?
Registration as a blip in the face of Android and iOS, Sailfish OS is a Linux distribution developed by the people behind Nokia's doomed MeeGo OS. Sailfish OS is pre-installed on four devices, but can be installed on the Sony Xperia X, XA2, XA2 Plus, and XA2 Ultra.
What helps make Sailfish OS attractive to users is its open source nature. Anyone can get the source code and play with the software as it pleases. It runs somewhat against Android, which is also open source, but has software that doesn't use it as well.
Other drawings include Android app compatibility, a prayer-based navigation system, shortcuts to reveal certain UI elements, and multi-tasking reminiscent of what you will see on Android and iOS today.
The main attraction is Sailfish OS's focus on privacy. Jolla only collects information needed to run its services and does not sell your data to third parties without your consent. Also, Jolla does not collect any data without your permission.
It will be a clever step on Huawei's part if it went with Sailfish OS. The company doesn't need as many resources in developing and promoting a new mobile operating system, a Herculean task by throwing any imagination. There's still a problem loading Android apps, but Huawei can create a Sailfish OS compatible app store.