Banning Huawei from using Android and Windows sounds extreme, but with the United States asking its allies not to use the company's 5G equipment and even threatening to withhold intel from Germany if it does so, such a move isn't out of the question.
'We have prepared our own operating system.
Huawei has been using US-made operating systems on its devices since several years.
A next possible step by the U.S. could be banning American companies from doing business with Huawei.
Huawei's CFO was looking for new employment opportunities when she was busted, according to her father. While an outright ban on ZTE was a devasting one, Huawei with its wealth of engineers has better chances of getting around such ban.
In response to a query whether Huawei has thought about developing its own operating system if the company's products need to become non-reliant on Google and Microsoft, Yu responded positively and revealed that the company has already done so.
A Huawei spokesperson told the South China Morning Post the company doesn't expect to use its backup systems and doesn't want to either.
"We fully support our partners' operating systems - we love using them and our customers love using them".
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, in response to the charges, has said he is "very concerned with this position that China has taken".