Huawei denies its phone alarm function ‘favours Muslims’
Beijing: Chinese language tech big Huawei has denied favouring Muslims with its telephones outfitted with alarms for prayers after it was “viciously attacked” by Chinese language netizens, state media reported on Friday.
Huawei issued a press release saying that the alarm perform is particularly designed for patrons in abroad areas, and isn’t out there in China.
Huawei’s assertion comes after netizens posted movies and display screen pictures of one in every of Huawei’s product commercials displaying it designed the alarm perform for customers to do morning prayers at close by mosques.
However the industrial has been faraway from Huawei’s web site and e-commercial web sites corresponding to JD.Com and Taobao, the state-run World Occasions reported.
Many netizens criticised Huawei for giving preferential remedy to Muslims with some even calling for a boycott of the corporate.
Nevertheless, Huawei’s defenders stated they consider the corporate is thoughtful sufficient to design such a perform for Muslims.
The corporate stated somebody “intentionally distorted” the info and fanned the flames to assault Huawei, and that it has vowed to take authorized motion.
Huawei is a worldwide firm which supplies customised designs for individuals from completely different nations, tradition and ethnic teams, the corporate stated.
As early as in 2008, Huawei was attracting many Muslims in nations corresponding to Indonesia by designing particular features for them to follow their religion, corresponding to together with the Koran within the cellphone, the World Occasions report stated.