After the United States’ crackdown on Chinese tech companies – Huawei, more than others, Google has reportedly cut off Huawei’s Android license. Huawei has issued its first, limited response. According to the reports of The Verge The Chinese tech giant has emailed a statement regarding the matter.
In its statement Huawei has said:
“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.”
Google has already said that owners of Huawei phones will retain their access to the Play Store and continue being able to update their apps. The big thing that’s being written out of their future, however, are further Android OS updates from Google.
To get those back, Huawei phone owners and fans will have to hope for a resolution in the US-China trade dispute, which has been the trigger for Huawei’s current blacklisting by the US government.
Also according to the reports of The Verge Huawei was already building its own Operating System, in case it gets banned from using Android or Windows. However, it says that using its own UI will face more scrutiny from US over its interference fears.