Huawei: we've been good for Android, our phones will still get app and security updates

Huawei: we've been good for Android, our phones will still get app and security updates
Fair or not, the new White House administration restrictions on US companies doing business with Huawei all of a sudden took an ominous turn as Google announced it will have to chop access to Android in compliance. Google says that "while" it is reviewing the requirements that Trump's admin imposed on them, Huawei phones will be getting Play store and security updates but it's not clear what happens after.

Huawei, in its turn, was quick to send us a boilerplate statement that all of its current phones and tablets that are in the hands of end users, as well as those that are in stock, can rest assured nothing bad will happen to their Android street cred:


The Republican administration's move comes amidst an all-out trade war with China, and Huawei is turning out to be one of the biggest pawns in that game, much to the chagrin of those who wanted to purchase, say, a P30 Pro

Moreover, Huawei's phones started being acknowledged and liked by consumers globally, resulting a breakneck growth phase that catapulted it to the world's second largest phone maker, breathing down the neck of the top dog Samsung. As to what Huawei's options are at the moment, besides suing the US government and hoping that a US court will side with its case, it's not exactly clear.


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32 Comments

1. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 590; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Ok so far Google have said devices out already will get updates and the Play Store. Now Huawei have basically copied and pasted the exact same thing. Which is making it seem like future devices will be getting no support from Google e.g Mate 30 series and P40. They will get security updates just not the big OS updates or the Play Store.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7423; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That is app and security updates from only Huawei. Oh, yeah like that means a lot.

2. splus

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

So, the existing devices will ONLY get the security updates! Kiss goodbye to the Android updates... That sucks. And any future device is practically locked out of the android with Google Play services. Mind you, that doesn't mean just Google apps, but many apps use Google services for chat, location, etc. None of these apps will work on those new Huawei phones.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4252; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

All of Hauwei devices sold in China (most of their sold devices) don't run Google services. Hauwei will be fine I'm sure.

19. Fred3

Posts: 557; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

True. Hauwei will just use their answer to Android plus those companies that tried to have Google sued cause they could not load their software on to phones. This is now their chance make their move.

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sad moment for phone industry. US can fall so low to stop competition? US has no guts to compete in open market. I think it is a time that the world should get rid of American dominance in software industry. iOS, Android, windows etc all should be replaced with none American softwares. I hope other countries will step up their game and will develop competitive OSes in the future.

5. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

China is the one who can not compete in the open market, and steals technology from its competitors and restricts its competition in China. That is the reason for the commercial war. China has to compete on equal terms or the US blocks it. I'm 200% in accordance with this trade war.

11. FLOGROWN

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 25, 2018

Am 100% in favor of the trade war too, now to be more effective American brands should bring all manufacturing home

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4252; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This isn't anything about stealing IP or all tech companies would be banned, Apple, Google, Samsung, everyone lol. They all steal and call it their own.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You can defend your point of view and I will defend mine. As per my views you are all wrong. China can kick a** in open competition because of cheap electric, cheap labor and willingness to work with very steep profit margins than US. Which American businesses can never do. American companies are used to charge premium profits from the customer. So US doesn't stand a chance against China. The only thing protecting US, is monopolistic patents and IP laws. Which are put in place to kill competition and give upper hand to their monopoly. If china steals ip then I appreciate it. They should steal all IP and should come up with more better advance ideas in cost effective prices. Benefit for an individual consumer. Which I care about. Well about trade war, US can put what ever they want as they like. I know US since childhood as a bully and accuser. They can blame anyone anything regardless of truth or not. They their self are angels in any situation. So I am less likely to be convinced with US narrative in any given situation.

23. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

I know people like you since childhood. All you do is blame everyone else and never do anything to help yourself

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Aha.. I hurt your nerves. That's why you are resorting to personal attack now. So basically you are a low life person who always resort to personal attacks if answered back. I am right bro? Learn to chill

30. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

You are the low life who is personally attacking. Don't get so butt hurt

31. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Bro it is clearly obvious that you are the one who is getting butt hurt. For sure I have touched your nerves. That's why you are getting more furious. I think you are an immature teenager. You are? Right? Do you have any comprehension problem?? Yes you do, right? Ok if you don't have any problem then, as you are claiming, please show any personal attack which I did before receiving your personal attacking reply. Talking without reasoning is very easy, this is what fools like you do.

32. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 125; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

You are the person with the comprehension problem. You are the butt hurt fool and this conversation is now over. Don't try to sound like this intelligent grown up when all you are is some little foreign boy on Mommy's computer. Go live in China if it's so great

33. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

See? Bro I told you that I hurt your nerves. Please read your reply and try to realize it. Maybe reading your reply many times will help you. And if you won't then you will reply back again with your personal attacking BS. Which is highly likely. It seems like, start running your mouth without reasoning on your words is your strength. Right bro? Anyway sorry for keep trying to make you realize your nonsense. Just chill.

9. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Google Adsense and fuc&ing popup google ads, We will fuc&ing miss you.

10. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Those are the bad sides of free android

17. oldskool50 unregistered

Oh because their are no bad sides to paid for IOS?

21. Fred3

Posts: 557; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

You will get that everywhere, it's how they make their money

16. SyCo87

Posts: 317; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

They need to make people believe that they aren't funneling user data for the Chinese government. It's the only way to gain the US governments trust. And don't say that this doesn't matter if they can do things like block Google for backing this phone.

18. oldskool50 unregistered

They can't. and it honestly doesn't matter if they do. What many don't understand is, the Chinese Government is a communist Government. if the Chinese Gov't asks Huawei to spy on ANYONE, they would have to comply or risk being killed or closed down by the Government. Opening a business in china is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT. A RIGHT can't be taken away from you, a PRIVILEGE can. Huawei has stated many times that even if the Chinese Gov't did ask it to spy on anyone, it would not comply. Yes the company as a whole likely wouldn't, but that doesn't mean someone inside the company wont do the opposite. What is the TRUE issue is, the US has provided ZERO evidence Huawei has ever done any spying. EVER! This whole move is political to stop Huawei from being the networking giant all over the world. The US is so far behind in technology, that they are trying to block the largest competitor, so they can try to catch up. This is effectively the same thing Apple tried to do to Samsung with its BS lawsuits in things that wreen't even patentable ot begin with. Because Samsung has many advantages over Apple. For one Samsung has less reliance on 3rd parties for components and product assembly because Samsung has its own factories, which Apple does not. Samsung spends almost 5 times as much money on R&d as Apple, thus giving Samsung a huge advantage because they spend the money needed to be on top. And Samsung like Huawei is yet another Asian company that is making American companies look like the garbage they are. None of Apple's lawsuits slowed Samsung down. In fact because of it Samsung got free paid adverting from Apple and they are making big bucks because of it. Huawei is fine because China in general doesn't use Google Services. The great thing about Google doing this is, they will lose whatever money Huawei needed to pay to use Google Services. That means China will no longer be making purchases through Google, that means Google will no longer begetting money from transactions and app purchase. And Chinese devs can now keep 100% of their money because since android is free, they can continue to make their own version of Android and keep it updated with new firmware and new security updates. While the Apple faithful are celebrating this move, the fact is, it is actually gonna be better for China. It Google who is gonna be scrambling to replace this lost income.

27. apple-rulz

Posts: 2178; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

“What is the TRUE issue is, the US has provided ZERO evidence Huawei has ever done any spying. EVER! This whole move is political to stop Huawei from being the networking giant all over the world.” Techiexp you know this how? You used your top secret government clearance to access the information?

28. kiko007

Posts: 7499; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You can make LITERALLY ANY ARTICLE about Apple and Samsung, can't you, Techie?

22. Fred3

Posts: 557; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Goggle up the founder/CEO of Huawei, that will give you all your answers to all of this.

24. mariosraptor

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Just bought a P30 Pro. Selling my iPhone XS Max. I’m with Huawei in this. If they had any proof they’d would had provided them. This is clearly a war that only the consume has to lose. And how do anyone know that next won’t be, OnePlus. Oppo. ZTE. Ulefone or any Chinese brand out of the play store services?

29. KingSam

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Huawei needs to unlock their boot loader.ncustom rims could save the day.

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