Huawei has been at the centre of the US/China trade war and recent happenings show the war isn’t ending anytime soon. The Chinese technical giant was placed on the United States government’s Entity List what prevents U.S. firms from working with the company but got a temporary reprieve week ago. In a new twist, Google has arrive out to clarify that Huawei would be in violation of the ban if the Mate 30 series models come with the formally licensed variant of Android that includes the Google Play Store and other Google-branded applications.
Huawei is expected to announce the Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 about September this year and it would be initial primary flagship model that would be approaching out from its stable since it was placed on the United States government’s Entity List. However as claimed by to a Google spokesperson who spoke with Reuters, the US company would need to apply for a license from the U.S. government if Huawei was to launch the Mate 30 series with a fully licensed version of Android. That is because the Huawei Mate 30 Pro would be classified like a new smartphone and not one that existed after the trade ban went into effect. huawei-logo-featured
Huawei already has a new Operation system dubbed HarmonyOS what is sort of an different to Android but the manufacturer says it does not need to launch a smartphone with HarmonyOS and that it undoubtedly has with no aims to do so this year. However, it is left to be seen how Huawei will wade through this challenge that would threaten the global launch of the Mate 30 series.
Huawei may yet use Android however it would need a license to offer its apps and services known like Google Mobile Services. In China, this may not be a problem since buyers above there are used to Android devices with no Google services. The Google spokesperson refused to confirm or deny whether Google applied for such a license. But, Google has severally show that it wants to continue working with Huawei.