Huawei: Windows Phone devices on hold, Tizen has "No chance to be successful"

Huawei logoHuawei is making a hard charge to become a dominant player in the global smartphone market. According to IDC’s figures, Huawei shipped 20.3 million smartphones globally during Q2 2014, which put it in third place behind Apple (with 35.1 million units shipped) and Samsung (with 74.3 million units shipped).

Most remarkable, however, is that Huawei’s Q2 shipments grew a stunning 95.1 percent year-over-year.

When it comes to keeping up this fast pace of growth, it looks as though Huawei will continue to focus primarily on Google’s Android operating system according to Richard Yu, who heads up the company’s consumer business group. In an interview, Yu made it clear that Windows Phone has been a dead-end for Huawei, and that its previous efforts to embrace the platform didn’t pan out to well.

“We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone,” said Yu in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “We were losing money for two years on those phones.”

According to IDC, Windows Phone’s global smartphone OS market share during Q2 stood at just 2.5 percent, which was actually down from 3.4 percent during the same quarter in 2013.

It’s interesting to note, the Yu is somewhat uneasy about being dependent on Google as its sole operating system provider (as is Samsung, hence its development of the Tizen operating system).

“We have worries about Android being the only option, but we have no choice.”

And speaking of Tizen, Yu sees no future for the operating system following its own efforts to research the platform. “We feel Tizen has no chance to be successful,” Yu added.

Even Samsung appears to be having second thoughts about Tizen, as the company has dragged its feet for months with the launch of the “Z” smartphone. Samsung canceled the Japanese launch of the smartphone earlier this year, and then delayed the launch of the smartphone twice in Russia. The latest reports suggest that the project has been shelved completely.

Source: DailyTech

Tags: Android, Huawei, smartphones, Windows Phone 7

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