Everything Huawei Users need to know about recent Google BanPublished On:
If we talk about popularity, we all are fully aware of the fact that Huawei is one of the world’s most famous and valued Chinese companies. The company not only secures 2nd position in terms of cell phone sales globally, also it is amongst the top suppliers for telecommunication supplies accompanied by a driving force in the approval of 5G.
For several reasons, the company is allegedly accused by the Trump Administration that Huawei Cellphones and other telecom supplies are being used for espionage. Hence, Citing Founder’s (Ren Zhengfei) association with Chinese army, U.S Government has strictly barred agencies and also its private contractors’ from buying and using Huawei products and telecommunication equipments.
With rapidly increasing diplomatic tension between China & U.S, President Trump announced a emergency, not only this, he also passed an Executive Order to stop U.S companies from supplying products to Huawei. Check out all latest Huawei Phones with detailed specifications & device overview.
Effect On Huawei Users:
Huawei users will not need to be worried any more as for existing Huawei devices, Google has declared that the users can continue to update Apps via Google Play Store.
According to Android in a Tweet:
For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.
Huawei’s Response to Android Ban:
In an official statement by Huawei, the company has declared:
The very first response is a promise from the company that all existing Huawei as well as Honor devices will keep receiving security updates.
They also added:
“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.”
Where as, Google at its end has also announced that Huawei phones owners will surely be able to access Play Store and will also be able to update their devices.
Hongmeng OS – By Huawei (Company’s first Self-Developed OS):
The CEO Richard Yu has declared that the company has developed its own OS to combat any unpleasant circumstances, which the company may face from U.S. The new Operating System on which the company was working since 2012 is eventually named as “Hongmeng OS”. The name of this OS is yet to be confirmed. Here is the official Press Release, which has recently been issued by the company;
US Temporarily lifts ban from Huawei:
Since, Google was forced to quit business with Huawei as President Trump’s executive order put a blacklist on Chinese company. Hence, Google had forcibly suspended business with the company. But according to latest reports, the Department Of Commerce has granted Huawei a temporary license to continue working with American/U.S Companies.
On Monday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stated:
“The temporary general license grants operators time to make other arrangements and the (commerce) department space to determine the appropriate long term measures for Americans and foreign telecommunications providers that currently rely on Huawei equipment for critical services.”
Here, what we need to remember is; it is a temporary license which will last until August 2019. This grant will enable Huawei to continue working with American Corporations as well as provide support to current users until the license expires.
However, this grant doesn’t mean that everything is settled between the Chinese and Americans. This grant as of now has worked as a facilitator to give more time to prepare for the upcoming challenges which Huawei may face in case if the U.S decision does not change, restrictions may go back into full effect.
That’s all for now. Since, this is an ongoing story, we will keep updating you as soon as we receive any updates in this particular regard. Stay tuned!