The Chinese firm, Huawei, said that it was in support of Apple over the encryption fight with the United States of America. It said that it would take the same stance that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has taken. The US wants to break into an iPhone.
The chief executive of Huawei’s consumer sector spoke to reporters during a Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Richard Yu said that it is “important to agree with” the stand Apple has taken. He added that Huawei takes privacy protection very serious and they invest a lot when it comes to security protection.
Apple has declined the demand by the U.S. govt to unlock an iPhone that Farook Rizwan and that of his wife Malik Tashfeen who shot and killed fourteen people and also wounded 22 others during a holiday party in San Bernardino in Dec.
Yu said that Tim spoke of the privacy that they all are standing for. He said that it is good to let the government know the reason as to why they cannot allow for the encryption request to go on. On a response to a direct question as to whether Huawei would take the same position, Yu stated that they would “insist on what is important for the consumer.”
He included that there are some requests the government may want from the vendors which are hard to do. He then cited an example of unlocking an encrypted Android device.
Privacy protection is one of the important things for the consumer.
The comments by Yu were made after he unveiled Huawei Matebook. This is a two-in-one tablet that targets the business community. It has a detachable keyboard. The company will thus be pitted against others such as Lenovo, Samsung and Apple.
Huawei Matebook has an Intel m-series processor and its Operating system is Windows 10.
Huawei is the leader in the Chinese market and is position three worldwide. Its more than 100 million phones run on Android Operating system.
Yu said that they are confident they will continue to grow. January is usually a quiet month for electronic devices. With that, the company was still able to ship over 12 million devices.