Huawei working on user interface for Android smartphones
NEW ORLEANS--Huawei plans to introduce a unique software user interface for its smartphones running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android platform as it seeks to build its device business, according to a senior executive.
Huawei has no timeline for introducing the UI, according to James Jiang, executive vice president of product marketing for Huawei Device USA.
In an interview with FierceWireless here at the CTIA Wireless 2012 conference, Jiang said that Huawei wants to the UI to highlight the ease of use of Huawei devices. He added that one idea was integrated menus for contacts that connect users easily to social networks, or one touch access to common functions on the phone. HTC with its Sense UI and Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) with MotoBLUR, have developed similar features for their devices.
Jiang added that next month a U.S. carrier will launch a CDMA/LTE device, consistent with comments he made in January. He did not say which carrier would launch the device.
Jiang also say Huawei hopes to to sign a deal with a U.S. carrier to carry one of its flagship products, like the quad-core Ascend D or the Ascend P1 S. He said Huawei has been delayed in rolling out its global brand campaign for its devices business, but that it is being developed.
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