A SpaceX capsule built to fly humans was ‘destroyed’ during testing in Florida, company VP says

The comments from Koenigsmann and Todd came ahead of the next cargo mission to the International Space Station, which will fly on a Falcon 9 rocket with a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. While there are similarities between the Crew Dragon that was lost and the Cargo Dragon, both NASA and SpaceX are confident that the latter capsule is safe to fly. We completed tests with the Draco thrusters – the Draco thrusters are the smaller thrusters that are also on Dragon 1, the Cargo Dragon. As you mentioned


The comments from Koenigsmann and Todd came ahead of the next cargo mission to the International Space Station, which will fly on a Falcon 9 rocket with a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. While there are similarities between the Crew Dragon that was lost and the Cargo Dragon, both NASA and SpaceX are confident that the latter capsule is safe to fly. We completed tests with the Draco thrusters – the Draco thrusters are the smaller thrusters that are also on Dragon 1, the Cargo Dragon. As you mentioned
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A SpaceX capsule built to fly humans was 'destroyed' during testing in Florida, company VP says

During the test, and just prior to the loss of the capsule, Koenigsmann said SpaceX “completed tests of the Draco thrusters … we fired them in two sets, each for 5 seconds, and that went very well.”

The comments from Koenigsmann and Todd came ahead of the next cargo mission to the International Space Station, which will fly on a Falcon 9 rocket with a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. While there are similarities between the Crew Dragon that was lost and the Cargo Dragon, both NASA and SpaceX are confident that the latter capsule is safe to fly.

“We feel very comfortable in moving forward with this particular mission,” Todd said.

Read Koenigsmann’s full statement here:

“Please keep in mind that this is still very early in the investigation. The investigation is by both SpaceX and NASA. Both teams are carefully reviewing the telemetry data and all the data that was collected during that test: High speed imagery, telemetry, and it will include eventually analysis of the recovered hardware from the test.

Priority at this moment is to allow the teams conduct their analysis before we come to any conclusions. That said, here’s what we can confirm at this point in time.

At the test stand we powered up Dragon and it powered up as expected. We completed tests with the Draco thrusters – the Draco thrusters are the smaller thrusters that are also on Dragon 1, the Cargo Dragon. We fired them in two sets, each for five seconds, and that went very well. And just prior before we wanted to fire the SuperDraco there was an anomaly and the vehicle was destroyed.

There were no injuries. SpaceX had taken all safety measures prior to this test, as we always do. And because this was a ground test we have a higher amount of data, or a huge amount of data, from the vehicle and the ground sensors.

While it is too early to confirm any cause whether probable or rude, the initial data indicates that the anomaly occurred during the activation of the SuperDraco system. That said, we’re looking at all possible issues and the investigation is ongoing.

We have no reason to believe there is an issue with the SuperDracos themselves. Those have been through about 600 tests at our test facility in Texas and you also know about the pad abort, we did some hover tests, so there was a lot of testing on the SuperDraco and we continue to have high confidence in that particular thruster.

As you mentioned already, Crew Dragon is built upon the heritage of Cargo Dragon but these are different spacecraft. Dragon does not use SuperDraco and it’s propellant systems. We have looked at all of the common links between the two spacecraft. We viewed that and we approved them for flight by both teams, NASA and SpaceX, in common.

Also want to point out that for CRS-17, that spacecraft has flown as CRS-12 already, which means it has been test very well – like, flight, basically.

Again, I’d like to reiterate the anomaly occurred during a test, not during a flight. That is why we test. If this has to happen, I’d rather it happens on the ground in the development program and I believe what we will learn from this test will make us basically a better company and Dragon 2 at the end a better vehicle, a safer vehicle. And so we will take the lessons learned from this and I’m convinced this will help us to ensure that Crew Dragon is one of the safest human spaceflight vehicles ever built. “


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The comments from Koenigsmann and Todd came ahead of the next cargo mission to the International Space Station, which will fly on a Falcon 9 rocket with a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. While there are similarities between the Crew Dragon that was lost and the Cargo Dragon, both NASA and SpaceX are confident that the latter capsule is safe to fly. We completed tests with the Draco thrusters – the Draco thrusters are the smaller thrusters that are also on Dragon 1, the Cargo Dragon. As you mentioned


The comments from Koenigsmann and Todd came ahead of the next cargo mission to the International Space Station, which will fly on a Falcon 9 rocket with a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. While there are similarities between the Crew Dragon that was lost and the Cargo Dragon, both NASA and SpaceX are confident that the latter capsule is safe to fly. We completed tests with the Draco thrusters – the Draco thrusters are the smaller thrusters that are also on Dragon 1, the Cargo Dragon. As you mentioned
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A SpaceX capsule built to fly humans was 'destroyed' during testing in Florida, company VP says

During the test, and just prior to the loss of the capsule, Koenigsmann said SpaceX “completed tests of the Draco thrusters … we fired them in two sets, each for 5 seconds, and that went very well.”

The comments from Koenigsmann and Todd came ahead of the next cargo mission to the International Space Station, which will fly on a Falcon 9 rocket with a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. While there are similarities between the Crew Dragon that was lost and the Cargo Dragon, both NASA and SpaceX are confident that the latter capsule is safe to fly.

“We feel very comfortable in moving forward with this particular mission,” Todd said.

Read Koenigsmann’s full statement here:

“Please keep in mind that this is still very early in the investigation. The investigation is by both SpaceX and NASA. Both teams are carefully reviewing the telemetry data and all the data that was collected during that test: High speed imagery, telemetry, and it will include eventually analysis of the recovered hardware from the test.

Priority at this moment is to allow the teams conduct their analysis before we come to any conclusions. That said, here’s what we can confirm at this point in time.

At the test stand we powered up Dragon and it powered up as expected. We completed tests with the Draco thrusters – the Draco thrusters are the smaller thrusters that are also on Dragon 1, the Cargo Dragon. We fired them in two sets, each for five seconds, and that went very well. And just prior before we wanted to fire the SuperDraco there was an anomaly and the vehicle was destroyed.

There were no injuries. SpaceX had taken all safety measures prior to this test, as we always do. And because this was a ground test we have a higher amount of data, or a huge amount of data, from the vehicle and the ground sensors.

While it is too early to confirm any cause whether probable or rude, the initial data indicates that the anomaly occurred during the activation of the SuperDraco system. That said, we’re looking at all possible issues and the investigation is ongoing.

We have no reason to believe there is an issue with the SuperDracos themselves. Those have been through about 600 tests at our test facility in Texas and you also know about the pad abort, we did some hover tests, so there was a lot of testing on the SuperDraco and we continue to have high confidence in that particular thruster.

As you mentioned already, Crew Dragon is built upon the heritage of Cargo Dragon but these are different spacecraft. Dragon does not use SuperDraco and it’s propellant systems. We have looked at all of the common links between the two spacecraft. We viewed that and we approved them for flight by both teams, NASA and SpaceX, in common.

Also want to point out that for CRS-17, that spacecraft has flown as CRS-12 already, which means it has been test very well – like, flight, basically.

Again, I’d like to reiterate the anomaly occurred during a test, not during a flight. That is why we test. If this has to happen, I’d rather it happens on the ground in the development program and I believe what we will learn from this test will make us basically a better company and Dragon 2 at the end a better vehicle, a safer vehicle. And so we will take the lessons learned from this and I’m convinced this will help us to ensure that Crew Dragon is one of the safest human spaceflight vehicles ever built. “


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Mark Zuckerberg built this ‘sleep box’ to help his wife sleep through the night

“Being a mom is hard, and since we’ve had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night. Saturday, Zuckerberg shared the “sleep box” he built to help his wife, Priscilla Chan. The light from the “sleep box” lets Chan know if whether it’s time for her or Zuckerberg to get up without her having to know what time it is specifically. “So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” Zuckerberg said. Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington, who


“Being a mom is hard, and since we’ve had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night. Saturday, Zuckerberg shared the “sleep box” he built to help his wife, Priscilla Chan. The light from the “sleep box” lets Chan know if whether it’s time for her or Zuckerberg to get up without her having to know what time it is specifically. “So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” Zuckerberg said. Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington, who
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Mark Zuckerberg built this 'sleep box' to help his wife sleep through the night

“Being a mom is hard, and since we’ve had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night. She’ll wake up and check the time on her phone to see if the kids might wake up soon, but then knowing the time stresses her out and she can’t fall back asleep,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.

At home however, Zuckerberg seems to be carrying on with his role of doting husband and father. Saturday, Zuckerberg shared the “sleep box” he built to help his wife, Priscilla Chan. It’s a wooden box which sits on her bedside table and emits a soft light between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., according to Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg and Chan have two children: Maxima, 3, and August, almost 1.

The light from the “sleep box” lets Chan know if whether it’s time for her or Zuckerberg to get up without her having to know what time it is specifically.

The light is “visible enough that if she sees it she’ll know it’s an okay time for one of us to get the kids, but faint enough that the light won’t wake her up if she’s still sleeping. And since it doesn’t show the time, if she wakes up in the middle of the night, she knows to just go back to sleep without having to worry about what time it is.

“So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” Zuckerberg said.

Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington, who is an advocate for the importance of sleep, responded to Zuckerberg’s post: “Love this! It’s great that you made this device so Priscilla could avoid looking at her phone,” Huffington wrote. (She also took the opportunity to recommend a Thrive Global product, a charging station that discourages you from looking at your phone.)

Zuckerberg said the device was an expression of his love for his wife. But perhaps also a viable business idea.

“As an engineer, building a device to help my partner sleep better is one of the best ways I can think of to express my love and gratitude,” Zuckerberg writes. But “a bunch of my friends have told me they’d want something like this, so I’m putting this out there in case another entrepreneur wants to run with this and build sleep boxes for more people!”

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Marie Kondo’s morning routine: How the queen of tidy spends the first 90 minutes of her day

This Japanese longevity expert lived to 105 — here’s what he ate every day


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Wall Street is ‘looking for opportunities’ in Saudi Arabia, the country’s finance minister says

The finance minister of Saudi Arabia told CNBC that a recent fall off in foreign investment to his country will end as Wall Street money was now “looking for opportunities.” Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Thursday, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, said the financial conference held in Riyadh this week which was attended by high-profile figures from HSBC, J.P. Morgan and BlackRock, showed that foreign investment was ready to make a return. “Money is looking for opportunities. Infrastructure is being buil


The finance minister of Saudi Arabia told CNBC that a recent fall off in foreign investment to his country will end as Wall Street money was now “looking for opportunities.” Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Thursday, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, said the financial conference held in Riyadh this week which was attended by high-profile figures from HSBC, J.P. Morgan and BlackRock, showed that foreign investment was ready to make a return. “Money is looking for opportunities. Infrastructure is being buil
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Wall Street is 'looking for opportunities' in Saudi Arabia, the country's finance minister says

The finance minister of Saudi Arabia told CNBC that a recent fall off in foreign investment to his country will end as Wall Street money was now “looking for opportunities.”

Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble on Thursday, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, said the financial conference held in Riyadh this week which was attended by high-profile figures from HSBC, J.P. Morgan and BlackRock, showed that foreign investment was ready to make a return.

“Money is looking for opportunities. We have mega projects being built around the kingdom. Infrastructure is being built, health care demand is increasing, and hospitality is significantly increasing,” he said.

“We have heard from top international investors and they are committing billions. We are not talking about a little money in the years to come.”


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China reportedly uses satellites built and financed by US companies to connect military operations

The report found that bandwidth on the satellites is used to connect Chinese soldiers at South China Sea outposts, to boost propaganda broadcasts and to help state police fight protesters. The United Sates has trade laws that essentially prevent U.S. companies from selling satellites directly to China or Chinese companies. However, those trade laws do not regulate how the bandwidth on those satellites is used once they begin operations – a loophole China has reportedly utilized to rent, rather t


The report found that bandwidth on the satellites is used to connect Chinese soldiers at South China Sea outposts, to boost propaganda broadcasts and to help state police fight protesters. The United Sates has trade laws that essentially prevent U.S. companies from selling satellites directly to China or Chinese companies. However, those trade laws do not regulate how the bandwidth on those satellites is used once they begin operations – a loophole China has reportedly utilized to rent, rather t
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China reportedly uses satellites built and financed by US companies to connect military operations

China makes use of nine satellites in orbit around the Earth, built by Boeing and Maxar Technologies-owned SSL and financed through investment firm Carlyle Group, to boost Chinese government capabilities, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The report found that bandwidth on the satellites is used to connect Chinese soldiers at South China Sea outposts, to boost propaganda broadcasts and to help state police fight protesters. In the final case, China’s police force used satellite bandwidth to quell protests in Xinjiang, an area where the government has been sharply criticized for the forced relocation of of Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic minority in the province. China is said to have relocated as many as one million Uighurs into internment camps.

The United Sates has trade laws that essentially prevent U.S. companies from selling satellites directly to China or Chinese companies. However, those trade laws do not regulate how the bandwidth on those satellites is used once they begin operations – a loophole China has reportedly utilized to rent, rather than buy, the services of American-built satellites.

The State Department said the U.S. “strongly urges companies to implement stringent safeguards to ensure that their commercial activities do not contribute to China’s human-rights abuses,” in a statement to the WSJ.

The key to circumventing those trade laws is a Hong Kong-based company called Asia Satellite Telecommunications, the report said, which is jointly owned by Carlyle Group and Chinese state-controlled Citic Group. The report explained how AsiaSat was then able to buy satellites from Boeing and SSL, while Carlyle submitted compliance reports to the U.S. government. In turn, Citic Group then sold some services of the AsiaSat satellites to Chinese government operators. The uses of those services ranged from propaganda telecommunications to communicating with Chinese soldiers at remote outposts.

Boeing told CNBC in a statement that the company “follows the lead of the U.S. Government with respect to the use of export controlled items.”

Citic has said the satellites have been used to help Chinese police communicate while fighting protests in both Tibet and Xinjiang. Additionally, China’s intelligence agency, the Ministry of State Security, is reportedly listed among Citic’s users “for emergency responses.” AsiaSat told the WSJ that it did not know how Chinese authorities have used the satellites’ capabilities in response to protests and that the company was unable to see what was transmitted.

Boeing was building a tenth satellite that would help the Chinese version of GPS satellites, a navigation system that could have both civilian and military uses. Boeing told the WSJ that this latest satellite’s development is on hold.

Read the full Wall Street Journal report here.


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Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane and built to launch rockets, takes first flight

Aviation has a new number one in size, as a one-of-a-kind airplane completed its first test flight on Saturday morning above California’s Mojave desert. The test makes the immense Stratolaunch the largest airplane in the world to fly, with a wingspan measuring 385 feet — wider than a football field is long. Stratolaunch is built to launch rockets from the air. Stratolaunch is an “air launch” system, meaning that the aircraft will carry rockets up to about 35,000 feet and then drop the rocket. T


Aviation has a new number one in size, as a one-of-a-kind airplane completed its first test flight on Saturday morning above California’s Mojave desert. The test makes the immense Stratolaunch the largest airplane in the world to fly, with a wingspan measuring 385 feet — wider than a football field is long. Stratolaunch is built to launch rockets from the air. Stratolaunch is an “air launch” system, meaning that the aircraft will carry rockets up to about 35,000 feet and then drop the rocket. T
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Stratolaunch, the world's largest airplane and built to launch rockets, takes first flight

Aviation has a new number one in size, as a one-of-a-kind airplane completed its first test flight on Saturday morning above California’s Mojave desert.

The test makes the immense Stratolaunch the largest airplane in the world to fly, with a wingspan measuring 385 feet — wider than a football field is long. The plane flew for 2½ hours over the Mojave at altitudes up to 17,000 feet, hitting a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour. With two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines. Stratolaunch is built to launch rockets from the air.

Stratolaunch is an “air launch” system, meaning that the aircraft will carry rockets up to about 35,000 feet and then drop the rocket. One of the advantages of such a system, touted by Stratolaunch as well as Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, is that flying in and out of a traditional runway gives greater flexibility and, eventually, will allow for quick turnaround between launches.

The company has had various partnerships, as well as internal plans, for the rockets that Stratolaunch will carry. SpaceX was one of the company’s earliest partners but Stratolaunch later switched to a contract with Northrop Grumman-owned Orbital ATK to fly the Pegeasus XL rocket. Stratolaunch’s plan to develop its own fleet of rockets was scrapped in January.


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Aviation has a new number one in size, as a one-of-a-kind airplane completed its first test flight on Saturday morning above California’s Mojave desert. The test makes the immense Stratolaunch the largest airplane in the world to fly, with a wingspan measuring 385 feet — wider than a football field is long. Stratolaunch is built to launch rockets from the air. Stratolaunch is an “air launch” system, meaning that the aircraft will carry rockets up to about 35,000 feet and then drop the rocket. T
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Stratolaunch, the world's largest airplane and built to launch rockets, takes first flight

Aviation has a new number one in size, as a one-of-a-kind airplane completed its first test flight on Saturday morning above California’s Mojave desert.

The test makes the immense Stratolaunch the largest airplane in the world to fly, with a wingspan measuring 385 feet — wider than a football field is long. The plane flew for 2½ hours over the Mojave at altitudes up to 17,000 feet, hitting a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour. With two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines. Stratolaunch is built to launch rockets from the air.

Stratolaunch is an “air launch” system, meaning that the aircraft will carry rockets up to about 35,000 feet and then drop the rocket. One of the advantages of such a system, touted by Stratolaunch as well as Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, is that flying in and out of a traditional runway gives greater flexibility and, eventually, will allow for quick turnaround between launches.

The company has had various partnerships, as well as internal plans, for the rockets that Stratolaunch will carry. SpaceX was one of the company’s earliest partners but Stratolaunch later switched to a contract with Northrop Grumman-owned Orbital ATK to fly the Pegeasus XL rocket. Stratolaunch’s plan to develop its own fleet of rockets was scrapped in January.


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Robots built by Toyota are going to help visitors at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee. “The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement. “This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hi


Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee. “The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement. “This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hi
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Robots built by Toyota are going to help visitors at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee.

Robots developed by the Toyota Motor Corporation will assist spectators in a range of tasks, from carrying food and other items to showing people to their seats and providing information on events.

The robots will also aid visitors in wheelchairs.

“The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement.

“This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hirukawa added.

The Tokyo Olympic Games are set to take place from July 24 to August 9 2020, while the Tokyo Paralympic Games will start on August 25 and finish on September 6 2020.

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Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee. “The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement. “This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hi
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Robots built by Toyota are going to help visitors at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Robots are to play an important role at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The plan to use robotic technology was unveiled at the end of last week by the games’ organizing committee.

Robots developed by the Toyota Motor Corporation will assist spectators in a range of tasks, from carrying food and other items to showing people to their seats and providing information on events.

The robots will also aid visitors in wheelchairs.

“The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project’s leader, said in a statement.

“This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hirukawa added.

The Tokyo Olympic Games are set to take place from July 24 to August 9 2020, while the Tokyo Paralympic Games will start on August 25 and finish on September 6 2020.

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Huawei built software for smartphones and laptops in case it can’t use Microsoft or Google products

Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday. The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets. “We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these


Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday. The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets. “We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-15  Authors: arjun kharpal, benjamin hall
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Huawei built software for smartphones and laptops in case it can't use Microsoft or Google products

Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday.

The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets.

Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, told German publication Die Welt in a recent interview, that the company had a back-up operating system, if for some reason, it was blocked from using American-made software.

“We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these systems, we would be prepared,” Yu said, according to a translation of the original German text.

“That’s our plan B. But of course we prefer to work with the ecosystems of Google and Microsoft.”

Yu’s comments were confirmed to CNBC by a Huawei spokesperson on Friday who said the back-up systems would only be used in “extenuating circumstances” and were “there for basic business continuity in a worst-case scenario.”

“We don’t expect to use them and to be honest, we don’t want to use them. We fully support our partners’ operating systems — we love using them and our customers love using them,” the spokesperson said.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-15  Authors: arjun kharpal, benjamin hall
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, cant, system, spokesperson, love, case, using, operating, yu, software, systems, huawei, built, laptops, google, products, prepared, microsoft, smartphones


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