The Washington Put up reported that the non permanent common license that allowed Huawei to conduct restricted enterprise with US corporations expired on August 13.
The unique intention of the license is to offer American rural telecommunications corporations time to search out methods to exchange the Huawei infrastructure they’re utilizing. Nevertheless, this additionally permits Google’s purposes and providers to be retained on Huawei telephones launched earlier than Huawei was included within the US Entity Checklist in Could 2019. As well as, the license permits Google to offer Android software program updates and safety patches to older Huawei units.
In fact, not all Huawei smartphones are affected by this newest improvement. Solely these units that also have Google Cell Companies (GMS) are in danger. These telephones, together with final 12 months’s Huawei P30/Pro flagship, could cease receiving Android working programs or safety updates sooner or later. If the non permanent license continues to be suspended, the Google apps on these outdated telephones won’t be up to date.
On the identical time, Huawei smartphones launched after the commerce ban took impact in Could 2019 won’t be affected. They use the open-source model of the Android system and get updates immediately from Huawei as a substitute of Google.
A Huawei spokesperson advised the Washington Put up that the corporate is ‘monitoring the state of affairs and assessing potential influence’.
It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not Huawei smartphones will get Android updates
Google didn’t actually touch upon the way forward for Android updates on Huawei’s older telephones. A spokesperson for the corporate advised the Washington Put up that it was a short lived license that allowed it to offer software program updates to Huawei smartphones. Thus, he implied that if there is no such thing as a license, future updates could cease.
‘We’ve continued to work with Huawei, in compliance with authorities rules, to offer safety updates and updates to Google’s apps and providers on present units, and we are going to proceed to take action so long as it’s permitted,’ Google mentioned in that February assertion.
Presently, Huawei smartphone customers who can use Google providers should keep at midnight till additional discover from the corporate or the US Division of Commerce. The USA has additionally severed Huawei’s ties with world chip producers, and the state of affairs will not be optimistic.
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However this might have a fairly completely different impact. We imply Huawei has already developed its personal Concord OS and it is able to change Android. Additionally, the corporate can use MediaTek chips. And we’ve to say the newest Dimensity chips don’t yield Snapdragon chips in any respect. So although the US desires to weaken China, this may increasingly have the opposite impact.