KUCHING, May 20: One of Asia’s largest mobile device manufacturers, Huawei, assures its Android users and customers that it will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or are still in stock globally.
Huawei, in a statement from its Malaysian creative agency this evening, said it would continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.
“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,” it added.
Earlier today (May 20), Google made a shocking announcement restricting its Android operating system usage on Huawei devices.
The move came after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence. This forms part of the US-China trade war.
In a statement, Google said it was “complying with the order and reviewing the implications”.
The statement said Google has “suspended the transfer of hardware, software or technical services to Huawei except what’s available via open source”.
However, Google assured that current Huawei Android users would still have access to its Google Play app store.
Chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm were also reported to have cut supplies to Huawei. — DayakDaily