The news that Google has blocked Huawei access to Android updates had not only cast doubts for the future of the Chinese smartphone manufacturing company, caused a wide ranging effect for the future of global smartphone market as well as disruptions for Huawei Smartphone owners across the world.
However, there’s good news for you. Following the U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to grant Huawei a 90-day license to work, Google has now reversed their decision. The company will now send software updates to Huawei phones until August 19th.
“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.” – Google spokesperson revealed.
Given a Temporary General License, Huawei is expected to maintain and provide software’s updates to the existing Huawei Handsets in just three months.
Cons of the Ban Lift
On the other hand, the con to this offers remains that U.S companies can’t work with the Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer on any new products and for clarity, the temporary license only gives Huawei a pardon from the U.S trade ban. If Huawei is given the chance to become a GMS Partner, we are pretty much sure the company can then proceed with releasing other planned updates it has on the schedule.
Tagging the scenario as an ‘Act of Bullying’ Huawei revealed it is working closing with Google to understand the effect of the ban as well as find a solution that will mitigate the impact earlier crisis on clients and customers.
“The US 90-day temporary licensee does not have much impact on us, we are ready,” he said, adding that the firm’s network capabilities were unrivalled. Huawei’s 5G will absolutely not be affected. In terms of 5G technologies, others won’t be able to catch up with Huawei in two or three years.” Huawei said.
For the time being at least, Huawei Android Smartphones are now very much safe, most especially as it has become the world’s second largest smartphone maker after Samsung. Earlier, the Smartphone Company had revealed it has a plan B when it’s lost access to Google Software Ecosystem.