Nov 12, 2019 | Updated: 11:29 AM EDT

Report Claims: Huawei Testing Russia's Aurora OS As Complete Android Replacement

Jun 21, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

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Huawei needs an alternative to Google's full-blown Android operating system, software and services-that much is certain, but it seems that little else is. Somewhat surprising reports from Russia on June 11 suggested that the "Android operating system in Huawei smartphones can be replaced by the Russian 'Aurora'."

Aurora is based on the Sailfish OS developed by Finland's Jolla and has been developed by the Russian Open Mobile Platform with the backing of Russian oligarch Grigory Berezkin. In 2018, the state-owned Russian carrier Rostelecom acquired a 75% share in the Open Mobile Platform.

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