After Google was banned from doing business with Huawei early last year, the Chinese tech giant was granted a temporary reprieve.
The Temporary General License allowed the Chinese tech giant to engage with US vendors on a limited basis for 90 days. This gave Google time to provide software and security updates for Huawei’s smartphones launched before the ban.
However, as of this past weekend, the license has since expired and the US Commerce Department isn’t renewing it.
A lot of Huawei consumers who have smartphones that still have access to Google’s apps ad services got worried as that meant they wouldn’t get security and software updates.
Fret no more.
Huawei recently addressed this issue but not at length.
On Twitter, the company replied to a user inquiring about if his current device, Huawei Nova 5T will get updates.
Huawei replied by saying that existing devices with access to Google’s apps and services won’t be impacted. They will continue providing security and software updates to the devices.
Hi there, thank you for your message. There is no impact on existing devices. We will continue to share security and software updates to our devices, as we always have. If you have any questions, please let us know via DM.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 17, 2020
However, Huawei is yet to clarify if these updates are the ones provided by Google or through the Android Open Source Project.
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