Huawei manages damage control post US action

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Huawei manages damage control post US action
Huawei manages damage control post US action

Huawei strikes back. America’s insecurity regarding Huawei has grown to the extent that even Google, the supplier of Android all over the world pulled out of giving Google services to Huawei, although in a recent agreement will see a 90-day deadline increase in Google and Huawei’s partnership as the US eases its trade restrictions  a bit. Google said Tuesday that it plans to work with China’s Huawei over the next 90 days, shortly after the U.S. temporarily eased some trade restrictions on the world’s second-largest smartphone maker.The move marks a sudden and dramatic turnabout for the U.S. tech conglomerate. On Sunday, Google said it would cut ties with Huawei in order to comply with Washington’s decision to put China’s telecom giant on the so-called Entity List.However, shortly thereafter, the U.S. Commerce Department announced it had granted a 90-day license for mobile phone companies and internet broadband providers to work with Huawei to keep existing networks online and protect users from security risks.The exemption allows Google to send software updates to Huawei phones which use its Android operating system through to August 19.

“Keeping phones up to date and secure is in everyone’s best interests and this temporary license allows us to continue to provide software updates and security patches to existing models for the next 90 days,” a Google spokesperson told the media on Tuesday.

What we take from this is that America is reluctant in trying to make any decision that is permanent and is still trying to safeguard its interests as well as that China is completely unperturbed by this and have already revealed their backup plans as well as what action they might take ahead.

In an interview with Chinese media a notable Huawei spokesperson had this to say to the questions that were asked

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  1. Will this have an impact on Huawei’s existing sales? How much of an impact will this have on CBG’s global business?

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.

  1. Will this suspension of business with Google have an impact on Huawei’s business in China?

No.

  1. Will people be able to continue using Google services like Google Play and Gmail on their Huawei phones?

The products we have sold and currently sell will not be affected. You will be able to continue using these services as you normally would.

  1. Will this affect the regular use of Huawei phones?

The products we have sold and currently sell will not be affected. You will be able to use them as you normally would.

  1. Will Huawei phones be able to receive Android updates?

We will continue providing updates for Huawei EMUI.

  1. Will people still be able to update their Google apps? Yes.
  2. Will Huawei phones support Android Q?

More details will be released in future system upgrade notifications.

  1. Will people still be able to update non-Google apps? Yes, non-Google apps will not be affected.
  2. Can Huawei smartphones still receive Google security patches?

 Yes.

  1. If people reset their Huawei phones to factory settings, will that have an impact on their ability to use Google services in the future?

No, this will not have an impact.

  1. Will Huawei products that are not yet launched be affected?

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.

  1. Does this mean that Huawei will speed up the development and deployment of its own operating system?

 Android is open source, and Huawei has made substantial contributions to its development and growth around the world. We will continue to prioritize the development and use of the Android ecosystem.

This makes a lot of things clear to us which means like suspected before Huawei might use (after the 90-day deadline) an open-source version of Android and brand it as EMUI for the time being and while further alternatives are there they are elusive for now and for now Huawei will either experience a dip in its sales or will sell well regardless of these bans etc. Only time will tell.

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