The ongoing saga between Chinese company Huawei and the US government has seen the company offering a deal. Huawei chairman Liang Hua today announced the company’s willingness to sign a non-espionage declaration with the United States government, or any other business entities who may wish to.
“We are willing to sign a no-spy agreement with the U.S.,” said Liang. “The U.S. has not bought from us, is not buying from us, and doesn’t have plans to buy from us. So, I don’t know if there’s an opportunity to sign such an agreement.”
Liang also mentioned that the US is acting inappropriately by using politics to harm his company. It is possible that a resolution could be reached at the G20 summit on the weekend, but the US is not incentivised to do so. Otherwise, the Chinese manufacturer may fight back with a reported lawsuit.
Huawei’s upcoming devices are insured against the worst case scenario. HongMeng, Huawei’s alternative to Android, could be set to debut on the new Huawei Mate 30 series devices in China. The new devices will also run on a Kirin 985 processor.
An official announcement of HongMeng is rumored to be scheduled for this month. The operating system’s global name could be Ark OS, a trademark registered by Huawei recently. While the new operating system would get them out of having to use Android, it’s unlikely that western customers would willingly choose an unknown operating system.