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Huawei goes for its own OS but will phone buyers pay heed?

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Creating an operating system for smartphones is just the first step. Even harder is to create apps that users can't live without to keep them hooked on the operating system.

Caught in the middle of a trade war between the United States and China, Huawei Technologies will have its work cut out for it in the competitive mobile operating system (OS) space now dominated by Google Android.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 26, 2019, with the headline Huawei goes for its own OS but will phone buyers pay heed?. Subscribe