Huawei issues first statement after Android ban, confirms devices will still receive security updates
The fallout from the US Huawei ban and subsequent elimination of its Android license by Google is slowly beginning to settle. Huawei has now launched an official assertion confirming that they may “continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products.”
Huawei has in a short time develop into a worldwide drive inside the smartphone business, rising at an virtually exponential charge to develop into the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor. The assertion acts as a bridge to the disgruntled followers across the planet who’re little doubt questioning if their gadgets will probably be bricked with out the continuing assist and entry to necessary Google and Google Play Companies.
Honor gadgets too will obtain the promised assist, as a subsidiary of Huawei. This statement may not present all the solutions that customers and followers alike are in search of, however it does give us a sign of simply the place Huawei is putting efforts at a troubling time.
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— Huawei Cellular UK (@HuaweiMobileUK) May 20, 2019
“Huawei has made substantial contributions to the event and progress of Android around the globe. As one in all Android’s key international companions, we’ve labored carefully with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted each customers and the business.
Huawei will proceed to offer safety updates and after-sales companies to all present Huawei and Honor smartphone and pill merchandise, overlaying these which have been bought and which can be nonetheless in inventory globally.
We’ll proceed to construct a secure and sustainable software program ecosystem, with the intention to present the very best expertise for all customers globally.”
The worldwide launch of the Honor 20 smartphone is ready to for London tomorrow, and regardless of being a sub-division of Huawei, Honor does rely closely on Huawei for the core EMUI software program constructed upon Android. Because it stands, this system will nonetheless be launched even regardless of this Android ban.
This response mirrors that of Google over the previous 24 hours, stating that present homeowners of Huawei gadgets is not going to lose entry to Google Play Companies instantly. That mentioned, future official OS updates from Google is not going to be forthcoming. We await the outcomes of this ongoing US-China commerce difficulty to see simply what is going to occur with regard to Huawei’s future with Android.
In a earlier Huawei assertion, the corporate had confirmed that it was working on its own internal OS to combat a move such as this by the US, however it stays to be seen simply if this can come to fruition.
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