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Huawei in talks to install Russian operating system on tablets for country’s population census: sources

Chinese tech giant Huawei is discussing the installation of Russian operating system Aurora on 360,000 Huawei tablets as a “pilot project,” according a Reuters report. Earlier this year the United States government extended its ban on Huawei products to the private sector over security concerns. As a result, Google indicated it would ban Huawei from using the Android operating system in new devices, forcing Huawei to look for an alternative.

Several weeks ago, Huawei announced its new operating system, called Harmony OS. But sources told Reuters that Huawei is also interested in the Aurora project. If that goes ahead, the Huawei tablets running Aurora will be used by the Russian government to hold a population census in Russia next year.

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