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Huawei crackdown

Huawei to replace Google on smartphones as it faces US threat

Defiant tech group aims to help more apps 'like TikTok' go global

TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies on Thursday remained defiant in the teeth of a U.S. crackdown, insisting it will put its own operating system into its smartphones and expand its ecosystem of apps as it tries to survive a battle over tech between Washington and Beijing.

The Chinese tech champion -- the world's biggest seller of smartphones in the most recent quarter -- said all its phones next year will be upgraded to support HarmonyOS, the company's own version of Google's Android operating system.

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