Huawei is about to ask the biggest smartphone hackers in the world to track the bugs of Harmony OS, its home-grown alternative to Android. The Chinese manufacturer obviously wants to send a strong message to governments around the world: Huawei has nothing to hide and makes every effort to ensure the safety of its customers. products.
According to our colleagues at TechCrunch, Huawei is organizing a meeting with the best hackers of the world in Munich this November 16, 2019. During this "secret" event, the Chinese group will unveil a new reward program for the discovery of security bugs.
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Harmony OS: Huawei seeks help from the world's best smartphone hackers
According to TechCrunch, this program mainly concerns future devices of the Chinese brand and smartphones running Harmony OS, the home-made OS designed to replace Android. In project since 2012, the operating system of the firm is still under development. Chinese brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, would also participate in the finalization of the OS.
According to TechCrunch sources, this meeting with leading experts in mobile cybersecurity focuses on reassure governments and authorities around the world. Huawei is trying to prove that it does not hide spyware in its terminals. The United States accuses the manufacturer of including backdoors in its equipment and spying on its users on behalf of the Chinese government. Huawei has always strongly denied any connection with Beijing.
As a reminder, Harmony OS could enter the market in early 2020 on the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro if Donald Trump has not lifted the sanctions by then. At the latest news, this case is quite unlikely. In view of the latest statements by US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, Huawei could recover its Android license and Google applications this month. If this is confirmed, the group will no longer be forced to rest on his home bones.