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 tech giant was placed on the United States government’s Entity List what prevents U.S. firms from working with the manufacturer however received a temporary reprieve recently. In a new twist, Google has come out to clarify that Huawei would be in violation of the ban if the Mate 30 series models arrive with the officially licensed version of Android that marks the Google Play Store and another Google-branded apps.
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 coming out from its stable since it was placed on the United States government’s Entity List. But as claimed by to a Google spokesperson who spoke with Reuters, the US manufacturer would need to apply for a license from the U.S. government if Huawei was to launch the Mate 30 series with a quite licensed variant of Android. That is due to the fact the Huawei Mate 30 Pro would be classified as a new gadget and not one that existed when the trade ban went into effect. huawei-logo-featured
Huawei presently has a fresh Operation system dubbed HarmonyOS what is sort of an alternative to Android however the manufacturer says it does not need to launch a smartphone with HarmonyOS and that it surely has with no goals to do so this year. But, 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 could yet use Android but it would need a license to offer its applications and services famous like Google Mobile Services. In China, this may not be a problem since buyers higher than there are used to Android devices with no Google services. The Google spokesperson refused to confirm or deny whether Google applied for this sort of a license. However, Google has severally specify that it wants to continue working with Huawei.