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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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.


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Germany will set own security standards, Merkel says after US warning on Huawei

Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, when asked about Washington’s warning that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate. “Security, particularly when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a very important concern for the German government, so we are defining our standards for ourselves,” Merkel said. “We will also dis


Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, when asked about Washington’s warning that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate. “Security, particularly when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a very important concern for the German government, so we are defining our standards for ourselves,” Merkel said. “We will also dis
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Germany will set own security standards, Merkel says after US warning on Huawei

Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, when asked about Washington’s warning that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate.

“Security, particularly when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a very important concern for the German government, so we are defining our standards for ourselves,” Merkel said.

“We will also discuss these questions with our partners in Europe, as well as the appropriate offices in the United States.”

U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell last week sent a letter to Germany’s Economy Minister Altmaier warning of security concerns linked to Huawei’s role in building critical infrastructure.


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Germany will set own security standards, Merkel says after US warning on Huawei

Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, when asked about Washington’s warning that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate. “Security, particularly when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a very important concern for the German government, so we are defining our standards for ourselves,” Merkel said. “We will also dis


Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, when asked about Washington’s warning that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate. “Security, particularly when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a very important concern for the German government, so we are defining our standards for ourselves,” Merkel said. “We will also dis
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Germany will set own security standards, Merkel says after US warning on Huawei

Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, when asked about Washington’s warning that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate.

“Security, particularly when it comes to the expansion of the 5G network, but also elsewhere in the digital area, is a very important concern for the German government, so we are defining our standards for ourselves,” Merkel said.

“We will also discuss these questions with our partners in Europe, as well as the appropriate offices in the United States.”

U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell last week sent a letter to Germany’s Economy Minister Altmaier warning of security concerns linked to Huawei’s role in building critical infrastructure.


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‘Justice will have its day’: Beijing backs Huawei’s lawsuit against US government

Here’s what investors need to know 20 Hours Ago | 02:10″People can tell right and wrong, justice will have its day. Wang did not explain how being blocked from selling to the American government would prevent the company from innovating. Beijing has repeatedly suggested it’s because the world’s largest economy feels its business interests are threatened by the telecom — and Chinese technology more broadly. Huawei has continuously denied those claims, but intelligence experts who spoke to CNBC ha


Here’s what investors need to know 20 Hours Ago | 02:10″People can tell right and wrong, justice will have its day. Wang did not explain how being blocked from selling to the American government would prevent the company from innovating. Beijing has repeatedly suggested it’s because the world’s largest economy feels its business interests are threatened by the telecom — and Chinese technology more broadly. Huawei has continuously denied those claims, but intelligence experts who spoke to CNBC ha
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'Justice will have its day': Beijing backs Huawei's lawsuit against US government

Huawei is suing the US government for constitutional violations. Here’s what investors need to know 20 Hours Ago | 02:10

“People can tell right and wrong, justice will have its day. What we’re standing up for is not just the interests of a company, but also a country or nation’s legitimate right to innovate and by extension the basic right of all countries who wish to climb up the technology ladder,” Wang said.

Wang did not explain how being blocked from selling to the American government would prevent the company from innovating.

The commentary from Wang was the latest in a series of arguments from either Huawei or the Chinese government that the U.S. has engaged in a pre-meditated attack on the company. Beijing has repeatedly suggested it’s because the world’s largest economy feels its business interests are threatened by the telecom — and Chinese technology more broadly.

The U.S., however, has said that it is worried about the security risks posed by Huawei, alleging that the company’s equipment may contain backdoors that could be used by the Chinese government for espionage. Huawei has continuously denied those claims, but intelligence experts who spoke to CNBC have said there’s cause for skepticism about the company’s assurances it’s not a risk.

Experts point to Chinese laws that allegedly mean every domestic company is legally mandated to assist the country in intelligence gathering. China’s companies are also thought to be forbidden from talking about any intelligence work.

Huawei has argued that its absence from the U.S. telecom market could slow the rollout of next generation mobile network technology known as 5G and hurt consumers, claims experts have dismissed.

—CNBC’s Evelyn Cheng contributed to this report.


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‘Justice will have its day’: Beijing backs Huawei’s lawsuit against US government

Here’s what investors need to know 21 Hours Ago | 02:10″People can tell right and wrong, justice will have its day. Wang did not explain how being blocked from selling to the American government would prevent the company from innovating. Beijing has repeatedly suggested it’s because the world’s largest economy feels its business interests are threatened by the telecom — and Chinese technology more broadly. Huawei has continuously denied those claims, but intelligence experts who spoke to CNBC ha


Here’s what investors need to know 21 Hours Ago | 02:10″People can tell right and wrong, justice will have its day. Wang did not explain how being blocked from selling to the American government would prevent the company from innovating. Beijing has repeatedly suggested it’s because the world’s largest economy feels its business interests are threatened by the telecom — and Chinese technology more broadly. Huawei has continuously denied those claims, but intelligence experts who spoke to CNBC ha
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'Justice will have its day': Beijing backs Huawei's lawsuit against US government

Huawei is suing the US government for constitutional violations. Here’s what investors need to know 21 Hours Ago | 02:10

“People can tell right and wrong, justice will have its day. What we’re standing up for is not just the interests of a company, but also a country or nation’s legitimate right to innovate and by extension the basic right of all countries who wish to climb up the technology ladder,” Wang said.

Wang did not explain how being blocked from selling to the American government would prevent the company from innovating.

The commentary from Wang was the latest in a series of arguments from either Huawei or the Chinese government that the U.S. has engaged in a pre-meditated attack on the company. Beijing has repeatedly suggested it’s because the world’s largest economy feels its business interests are threatened by the telecom — and Chinese technology more broadly.

The U.S., however, has said that it is worried about the security risks posed by Huawei, alleging that the company’s equipment may contain backdoors that could be used by the Chinese government for espionage. Huawei has continuously denied those claims, but intelligence experts who spoke to CNBC have said there’s cause for skepticism about the company’s assurances it’s not a risk.

Experts point to Chinese laws that allegedly mean every domestic company is legally mandated to assist the country in intelligence gathering. China’s companies are also thought to be forbidden from talking about any intelligence work.

Huawei has argued that its absence from the U.S. telecom market could slow the rollout of next generation mobile network technology known as 5G and hurt consumers, claims experts have dismissed.

—CNBC’s Evelyn Cheng contributed to this report.


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China’s Huawei sues the US, claiming it shouldn’t be blocked from selling to federal government

The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday local time, focuses on a provision in a law known as the National Defense Authorization Act. Section 889 of that legislation prohibits executive government agencies from procuring telecommunications hardware made by Huawei and another Chinese firm, ZTE. But lawyers for the world’s largest network equipment maker by revenue, argued that the provision in the NDAA is against the U.S. Constitution. Huawei has faced intense pressure from President Donald Trump


The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday local time, focuses on a provision in a law known as the National Defense Authorization Act. Section 889 of that legislation prohibits executive government agencies from procuring telecommunications hardware made by Huawei and another Chinese firm, ZTE. But lawyers for the world’s largest network equipment maker by revenue, argued that the provision in the NDAA is against the U.S. Constitution. Huawei has faced intense pressure from President Donald Trump
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China's Huawei sues the US, claiming it shouldn't be blocked from selling to federal government

Why Huawei is suing the US, and what it hopes to achieve 5 Hours Ago | 03:29

Huawei is suing the U.S. over a law that bans government agencies from buying the Chinese technology giant’s equipment, claiming the legislation is unconstitutional, as the company goes on the front foot following months of political pressure.

The lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday local time, focuses on a provision in a law known as the National Defense Authorization Act. Section 889 of that legislation prohibits executive government agencies from procuring telecommunications hardware made by Huawei and another Chinese firm, ZTE. Both companies are explicitly named in the act.

But lawyers for the world’s largest network equipment maker by revenue, argued that the provision in the NDAA is against the U.S. Constitution.

Huawei has faced intense pressure from President Donald Trump’s administration, which claims the company’s equipment could be used for espionage by the Chinese government. The tech giant is also facing criminal charges from the Justice Department, which has accused it of stealing trade secrets and skirting U.S. sanctions on Iran. The U.S. government has also tried to persuade allies against using Huawei gear.

Top executives, including the company’s founder, have repeatedly denied the allegations that Huawei is a security risk, while the company has also been carrying out a major public relations push to change its image. The Chinese firm is now going on the legal offensive.


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Canadian immigration lawyer sees one way Huawei CFO’s civil suit helps her in extradition case

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s civil lawsuit against Canada could give her defense team a potential advantage to fight her extradition to the United States, a lawyer told CNBC on Thursday. Last week, Meng’s lawyers said they were suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the country’s federal police for their role in arresting her at the request of the U.S., Reuters said. Meng’s “defense got creative last week,” Richard Kurland, a policy analyst and lawyer from Kurland


Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s civil lawsuit against Canada could give her defense team a potential advantage to fight her extradition to the United States, a lawyer told CNBC on Thursday. Last week, Meng’s lawyers said they were suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the country’s federal police for their role in arresting her at the request of the U.S., Reuters said. Meng’s “defense got creative last week,” Richard Kurland, a policy analyst and lawyer from Kurland
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Canadian immigration lawyer sees one way Huawei CFO's civil suit helps her in extradition case

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s civil lawsuit against Canada could give her defense team a potential advantage to fight her extradition to the United States, a lawyer told CNBC on Thursday.

Last week, Meng’s lawyers said they were suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the country’s federal police for their role in arresting her at the request of the U.S., Reuters said. The CFO was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1.

Meng’s “defense got creative last week,” Richard Kurland, a policy analyst and lawyer from Kurland Tobe immigration law firm, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

“There’s a multiplicity of litigation in this Huawei affair,” he said, explaining that the civil proceedings could be used to pry documents and information from senior government officials from both the U.S. and Canada that may ultimately aid Meng’s side in the extradition case.

Meng’s lawyers argue she was detained, searched and interrogated for three hours in Vancouver before her arrest in violation of her constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent or the right to counsel.

Kurland pointed out the defense could argue evidence gathered prior to the arrest is inadmissible in court. They can further state “the conduct at the airport, on arrival, by Canadian government officials brings the administration of justice into disrepute. And the entire extradition case falls on that,” he said.


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Huawei ban won’t make the US fall behind in 5G: Experts

The United States won’t fall behind in the introduction of next-generation 5G mobile networks if Huawei stays banned there, experts told CNBC, though smaller countries and potentially even Europe could suffer from reduced competition. Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei — along with China’s state media — have argued that banning Huawei will reduce competition, increase the cost of 5G networking hardware, and slow the introduction of the critical, high-speed technology. Eric Xu, one


The United States won’t fall behind in the introduction of next-generation 5G mobile networks if Huawei stays banned there, experts told CNBC, though smaller countries and potentially even Europe could suffer from reduced competition. Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei — along with China’s state media — have argued that banning Huawei will reduce competition, increase the cost of 5G networking hardware, and slow the introduction of the critical, high-speed technology. Eric Xu, one
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Huawei ban won't make the US fall behind in 5G: Experts

The United States won’t fall behind in the introduction of next-generation 5G mobile networks if Huawei stays banned there, experts told CNBC, though smaller countries and potentially even Europe could suffer from reduced competition.

Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei — along with China’s state media — have argued that banning Huawei will reduce competition, increase the cost of 5G networking hardware, and slow the introduction of the critical, high-speed technology.

Eric Xu, one of Huawei’s rotating chairmen, told CNBC in November that a continuing ban of Huawei gear from the U.S. market will lead to the world’s biggest economy to fall behind in the 5G race. Meanwhile, Chinese state-backed publication Global Times said in an op-ed last month that Europe also would lag in 5G if Huawei were blocked there.


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Huawei CFO defense will center on President Trump’s trade comments

A defense lawyer for Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China tech giant Huawei, told an Ottawa judge on Wednesday that it will take time to develop arguments against extradition in part because of possible political issues and “comments by the U.S. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1, while she was on a 12-hour layover between Hong Kong and Mexico. The defense said it needed time to prepare for the “highly unusual” case, specifically politics and motivation stemming from Trump’s comments. “The Departmen


A defense lawyer for Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China tech giant Huawei, told an Ottawa judge on Wednesday that it will take time to develop arguments against extradition in part because of possible political issues and “comments by the U.S. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1, while she was on a 12-hour layover between Hong Kong and Mexico. The defense said it needed time to prepare for the “highly unusual” case, specifically politics and motivation stemming from Trump’s comments. “The Departmen
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Huawei CFO defense will center on President Trump's trade comments

A defense lawyer for Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China tech giant Huawei, told an Ottawa judge on Wednesday that it will take time to develop arguments against extradition in part because of possible political issues and “comments by the U.S. president.”

Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1, while she was on a 12-hour layover between Hong Kong and Mexico. She is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei

On Jan. 28, the U.S. Justice Department accused Meng and Huawei of bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy in what the Department of Justice alleges was a years-long scheme to deceive international banks over the nature of payments made through a Hong Kong technology supplier.

Chinese officials have indicated they believe the U.S. has political motives in its moves against Huawei, which also include ongoing accusations of spying and a trade secrets theft case now unfolding in Washington.

On Dec. 11, President Donald Trump indicated he would consider intervening in the case if it would be helpful to a trade deal, a departure from the usually bold line between U.S. political negotiations and Justice Department cases.

The case was adjourned on Wednesday, and a new hearing was scheduled for May 8. The defense said it needed time to prepare for the “highly unusual” case, specifically politics and motivation stemming from Trump’s comments.

“The Department of Justice is empowered to enforce federal law fairly, untainted by political or geopolitical considerations,” Richard Matheny, a global trade partner at law firm Goodwin, told CNBC. “The suggestion that the Department could — or should — be used to achieve an objective unrelated to the fair administration of justice erodes public confidence, both domestically and on a global stage. This is understandable and explains why, historically, U.S. presidents have carefully refrained from comments of the sort we see increasingly from the current administration.”

The extradition process will likely be lengthy, and Meng’s attorneys have indicated they intend to fiercely fight the request. A banker from Thailand, Rakesh Saxena, successfully fought extradition from Canada on embezzlement charges for 13 years, losing his battle in 2009, in one of the country’s longest extradition cases.


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Huawei CFO defense will center on President Trump’s trade comments

A defense lawyer for Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China tech giant Huawei, told an Ottawa judge on Wednesday that it will take time to develop arguments against extradition in part because of possible political issues and “comments by the U.S. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1, while she was on a 12-hour layover between Hong Kong and Mexico. The defense said it needed time to prepare for the “highly unusual” case, specifically politics and motivation stemming from Trump’s comments. “The Departmen


A defense lawyer for Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China tech giant Huawei, told an Ottawa judge on Wednesday that it will take time to develop arguments against extradition in part because of possible political issues and “comments by the U.S. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1, while she was on a 12-hour layover between Hong Kong and Mexico. The defense said it needed time to prepare for the “highly unusual” case, specifically politics and motivation stemming from Trump’s comments. “The Departmen
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Huawei CFO defense will center on President Trump's trade comments

A defense lawyer for Meng Wanzhou, CFO of China tech giant Huawei, told an Ottawa judge on Wednesday that it will take time to develop arguments against extradition in part because of possible political issues and “comments by the U.S. president.”

Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1, while she was on a 12-hour layover between Hong Kong and Mexico. She is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei

On Jan. 28, the U.S. Justice Department accused Meng and Huawei of bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy in what the Department of Justice alleges was a years-long scheme to deceive international banks over the nature of payments made through a Hong Kong technology supplier.

Chinese officials have indicated they believe the U.S. has political motives in its moves against Huawei, which also include ongoing accusations of spying and a trade secrets theft case now unfolding in Washington.

On Dec. 11, President Donald Trump indicated he would consider intervening in the case if it would be helpful to a trade deal, a departure from the usually bold line between U.S. political negotiations and Justice Department cases.

The case was adjourned on Wednesday, and a new hearing was scheduled for May 8. The defense said it needed time to prepare for the “highly unusual” case, specifically politics and motivation stemming from Trump’s comments.

“The Department of Justice is empowered to enforce federal law fairly, untainted by political or geopolitical considerations,” Richard Matheny, a global trade partner at law firm Goodwin, told CNBC. “The suggestion that the Department could — or should — be used to achieve an objective unrelated to the fair administration of justice erodes public confidence, both domestically and on a global stage. This is understandable and explains why, historically, U.S. presidents have carefully refrained from comments of the sort we see increasingly from the current administration.”

The extradition process will likely be lengthy, and Meng’s attorneys have indicated they intend to fiercely fight the request. A banker from Thailand, Rakesh Saxena, successfully fought extradition from Canada on embezzlement charges for 13 years, losing his battle in 2009, in one of the country’s longest extradition cases.


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