Chinese Telecom service Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has offered to make its source code available to the Japanese government. This move is to alleviate security concerns. Huawei is ready to work together with foreign nations to eliminate security concerns, a company executive said. “While pledging to take security measures, depending on the situation in each country, Huawei would, if necessary, make its source code available to other nations,” said Senior Vice President John Suffolk said to Kyodo News. He also emphasized that the company has not received any request by the Chinese government to share confidential information, again brushing aside rumors that Huawei has engaged in spying activities.
With speculation growing that Huawei could be blocked from accessing Android systems operated by Google LLC, it announced early last month that it has developed its own operating system. Suffolk cleared that Harmony OS was not created for smartphones, but for smart devices like IoT (Internet of things) and smart TVs. Huawei would prefer to continue to use Android in their smartphones as they have worked heavily with Google for the last 10 years. Suffolk added, “But if Washington closes down access to it, we will look at Harmony OS…to make sure it will run on our smartphones.”