It is evident blockchain technology will continue to make headlines for quite some time to come. Whether or not that will lead to innovative projects is a different matter altogether. Huawei, the smartphone manufacturer, is looking to build a blockchain-ready smartphone in the future. It’s an ambitious project, albeit one that won’t make sense to most people on the planet today.
The Blockchain-ready Smartphone
While one has to commend Huawei for taking an innovative approach in the world of smartphones, this new business venture may not make much sense to most people. Considering that Huawei is the world’s third-biggest handset maker, any decision it makes will certainly be scrutinized.
The Huawei blockchain-ready smartphone can run blockchain apps. This doesn’t sound innovative by any means, as virtually all current smartphones can run blockchain apps and cryptocurrency wallets already. The bigger question is how Huawei will differentiate itself in this regard, as it seems that will require a bit more work.
Under the hood, this new smartphone contains the Sirin OS. That is the current plan of action, anyway, assuming Huawei can execute the necessary licensing agreements to do so. Sirin Labs’ operating system is designed for running blockchain applications alongside the Android ecosystem. This hybrid approach sounds pretty interesting, but it remains to be seen if users will take a liking to it.