The Google and Huawei problem is slowly starting to settle. Huawei now released an official statement confirming that they will “continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products”.
Huawei has become quite fast the second best smartphone selling company worldwide, growing an almost exponential rate to become almost the best of its kind. The statement explains the previous days situation between Google and Huawei, as Google will be ceasing business with the Chinese company, stopping the whole Google Play services and apps included and the Android system.
Honor will also receive the promised support, as subsidiary of Huawei. The following statement (from The Verge) might not provide all the answers for you right now, but it does give us an indication of where Huawei is putting effort to solve the problem.
“Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry.
Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.
We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”
The launch of the Honor 20 smartphone is set for London tomorrow, and despite it being a sub-divison of Huawei, Honor relies on the EMUI software built upon Android. As it seems, the device will still launch despite the Android ban.
This response mirrors that of Google over the past 24 hours, stating that current owners of Huawei devices will not lose access to Google Play Services immediately. That said, future official OS updates from Google will not be forthcoming. We await the results of this ongoing US-China trade issue to see just what will happen with regard to Huawei’s future with Android.
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