Huawei owner confidently believes that if Google cuts off its partnership with Huawei, the US technology firm could lose 700-800 million users worldwide. This will certainly be a small number.
In a recent interview with CNBC, owner Huawei Nham Chinh Phi made clear comments and implications for Google and US companies. Mr. Nham said: "Huawei and Google have the same concerns and if we don't use Google's system, the US technology company will lose 700-800 million users in the future."
However, the number of Android users able to leave the platform is still a big question because there are no statistics on how many people are using Huawei smartphones. Perhaps that Huawei CEO knows this and Huawei's calculation is probably similar to the analysis of the number of mobile devices. There are about 2 billion users using the Android platform.
Even so follow the page Android Headlines There are still many things to specify. First, Mr. Nham's aim to give a warning to Google is not really beneficial. Because Google has no errors and actual errors due to President Trump's decree. Not only Google, but all US companies are forced to comply with a ban on cooperation with Huawei.
Google's compliance with the US government's ban is similar to Huawei's obedience to the Chinese government. So Huawei cannot blame Google or threaten Google about the possibility of losing a large number of Android users.
Next, it will be difficult for Huawei to reach 700-800 million users as Huawei's smartphone sales are showing signs of a sharp decline in key markets in Europe or Southeast Asia. . The reason is that users here are too familiar with Android operating system, so no longer experiencing this platform will surely urge many people to change machines soon.
Funny, perhaps Huawei smartphone users are loyal to Google's Android operating system rather than Huawei itself. If Huawei no longer uses Android, Huawei fans will probably find an excuse to switch to another company. More than anyone else, Huawei understands that without Android, it will be hard to make a profit from selling smartphones.
In addition, one thing that Huawei CEO does not take into account is that many users not only use a smartphone model of a company but also use many different products from brands such as Xiaomi, Samsung and even iPhone.
Nham stressed that the company basically did not want to replace the Android operating system, but if everything went astray, Huawei had a backup solution with its own operating system.
It must be affirmed that the EMUI interface is not enough to provide a unique experience and attract users without Android. That's why Huawei has spent many years quietly developing its own operating system Hongmeng OS or Oak OS to replace Android in the worst case.
In a recent test with a self-developed operating system, experts say HongMeng OS is 60% faster than Android. There are also rumors that Huawei is negotiating to reuse Russia's Sailfish or Avrora operating system to replace Android in case Huawei's self-developed operating system has not yet completed.
The company also encourages developers to write applications for its App Gallery store. And for Hongmeng OS, the biggest obstacle is compatibility with Android.
Of course China is an exceptional market because it has long been without Google services. But also the international market, it will be a very serious problem. Not long ago, Huawei estimated its revenue in 2019 and 2020 could be reduced to $ 30 billion / year. Especially smartphone sales in the next two years are forecasted to decrease by 40-60%. Earlier in the first five months of the year, Huawei said it still sold 100 million smartphones. But of course this is a positive result before the US government banned Huawei.
At the end of last May, the US Department of Commerce issued a ban on these companies from cooperating with Huawei. As a result, a few days later, in turn Google, Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, etc. stopped working with Huawei to enforce the ban.
Although the US Department of Commerce has decided to loosen the ban for another 3 months so that both sides can promptly solve all customer-related problems, but that is when the storm stops. At the same time, the US wanted to try to see if China would give in to the negotiating table to save Huawei.
Even President Trump insisted that Huawei was a "dangerous company" but left open the possibility that it would loosen Huawei if it could benefit Beijing with a commercial trading table in the near future.