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Huawei crackdown

A Huawei-made operating system: How feasible is it?

Experts say Chinese maker's Android alternative would likely face frosty reception overseas

Access to Android and popular Google apps have helped Huawei phones thrive outside of China.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Huawei Technologies is preparing to release its own operating system for mobile devices as it faces the prospect of losing access to Google's Android OS and popular apps. But while industry experts agree the Chinese smartphone maker has the know-how to build a workable operating system, whether it will catch on in the global market is up for debate.

Huawei phones sold outside of China run on the Android system, and access to latest updates and technical support from Google is critical for the company. That access is now in jeopardy following the U.S. government's move to restrict exports to Huawei. 

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