As we know the US-China trade war which caused the Huawei ban doesn’t seem to end soon there are pretty interesting updates on this matter. According to recent news Google has revoked the Chinese company’s Android license which was a forced order by Donald Trump. But interestingly enough the US Commerce Department has effectively delayed the ban for Huawei by 90 days starting yesterday.
It was said in a Reuters report that during this 90 day period Huawei will still be able to purchase American-made goods to maintain their existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets. However Huawei is still prohibited from purchasing any American-made goods to make new products will likely be denied.
The Android license also has been put on hold for 90 days which means most of the existing Huawei users will still get OS updates with Google. This 90 day period will be enough to make sure that Android Q updates for existing Huawei handsets will also be seen.
Huawei can no longer launch any phone that isn’t already certified by Google to use its services. However the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro launching today have likely been certified before so they are safe. It is said that the foldable Mate X might also be in the same situation. But for phones which are to be released later in the year, they don’t seem to have a solution.
If we take the 90 day time period it expires on August 19th, lets hope that the US and China will sort things out hopefully.