Following official statements from both Android and Google regarding the U.S. government’s crippling ban against Huawei and how compliance will affect current Huawei smartphone owners, the Chinese telecommunications and consumer device company has issued a statement to press. While light on details, it does offer clarification and assurances. But there’s a single word that strongly hints at Huawei’s plans for the operating system it will ship on future devices like the Mate 30 Pro.
Here’s the statement in full, as published by The Verge.
“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 benefited 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.”
Safe And Sustainable
The combined statements of Android, Google and Huawei offer clear assurances to existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet users. Effectively, all existing devices on the market will continue to function normally. It is Huawei’s future devices that are in jeopardy.
Less than one week ago, Huawei Executive Director Richard Yu said: “We have prepared our own operating system, if it turns out we can no longer use these systems, we will be ready and have our plan B.” Mr. Yu is referring to both Android and Windows, as the ban will impact the ability for Huawei to purchase future OEM licenses from Microsoft.