Two unnamed sources cited in the article claim that Huawei Deputy Chairman Guo Ping spoke with the Russian Minister for Digital Development and Communications, Konstantin Noskov, about using Aurora. The latter happens to have been developed by a company jointly owned by Russian wireless provider Rostelecom and Russian businessman Grigory Berezkin. A third source claims that Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping both spoke about this very matter. And yet another source, one who works for the Chinese government, says that “China is already testing devices with Aurora installed on them.” Also being discussed is the possibility that Huawei could have some of its phones produced in Russia along with chips and software.
Will Huawei use Aurora or its own Hongmeng OS? Or will a last-second trade deal between the U.S. and China result in the removal of Huawei’s name from the Entity List and allow it to once again license Google Play services? Stay right here as this fluid situation continues to develop.