There is information on the network that the Chinese company Huawei intends to create its own mobile OS in order to weaken its dependence on the global Android platform developed by Google. Perhaps such a step of the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world (after Samsung and Apple) could be prompted by the intention of the “good corporation” to tighten control over Android updates on third-party smartphones. According to leaked data, former Nokia employees are involved in the development of the branded OS, but how far they have managed to advance in their work is not specified. However, is it worth rejoicing for Huawei? So far, history knows only unsuccessful attempts to escape from under Android. These include Firefox OS for smartphones, the Canadian BlackBerry platform, Samsung Tizen OS, used exclusively in televisions, in one model of a budget smartphone and a smart watch of the Korean manufacturer, as well as Sailfish, which is kept in operation solely thanks to the support of the Russian side. The OS being created requires considerable comprehensive resources, and not only at the stage of creation, but also in the process of its further maintenance and development, including user recognition. The latter, more often than not, knocks down the proprietary OS. The abandonment of Android brings a number of enormous inconveniences – users lose access to thousands of various applications, including the most popular, in addition, they have to get used to the new OS and interface. Nevertheless, Huawei continues to work with the Android OS and plans large-scale changes in the company’s EMUI shell. This process involves former Apple creative director Abigail Brody. Its task is to develop a shell convenient for users of Western countries and the USA.