The whole Huawei ban issue has not only stayed in the United States (US). For the past week, the whole world was shook with the news of Huawei being banned in the US. That ban was immediately followed by the news of Google cancelling all their business dealings with Huawei. That also means that the Google Play Store will no longer be supported on Huawei devices. In the last of our update we saw Huawei submitting a motion to the Judicial system to get the ban overturned or lifted.
There has been some new updates since then though. For one, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro may not see the end of its product life after all. The Android Q beta program has just updated their list with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro name there. While it is not an absolute win, it is an indication at least that the current Huawei devices will still get Android supports for now. We do not know how much the support extends to, but we are hopeful that the Android Q Beta program is redemption for the Chinese giant.
Google may not be the only one that shows signs of the ban reversal. Huawei’s membership with the world’s essential tech alliances like WiFi, SD and Bluetooth has been restored. The alliances are exactly what their name suggests. The WiFi alliance has to do with wireless internet standards and technology, which of course allows Huawei’s devices to be connected to a wireless internet host router. The SD association is for the SD card standards, like MicroSD. While Huawei has been rambling about NM Cards, the SD technology is still very important to them. Then there is Bluetooth, which is, well, Bluetooth.
All seems well then. It does not end there too. It seems that the sentiments from US is not shared throughout the world. The stance of Malaysia (which is where we are based), at least is quite contrary to the West.
Malaysia will continue to use Huawei’s network technologies and infrastructures. According to Malaysia’s Prime Minister Huawei’s technological advancements has been quite remarkable and Malaysia has been relying on Huawei’s strong technological prowess. He added that Malaysia does not have the kinds of research strength possessed by Huawei. Despite the espionage claims by the US, Malaysia stands firm as an open book and has nothing to hide; that is at least according to our Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad, Prime Minister of Malaysia. Of course we all want the whole issue to be resolved and continue to enjoy Android on Huawei devices like the remarkable Huawei P30. We are pretty sure too Malaysia is not the only nation that will continue to have Huawei as their technology partners.
As of now, uncertainty is still in the air for Huawei. The US ban has taken more toll on the company than anything else. As per HUAWEI’s founder and CEO, Huawei will remain strong and will bounce back from this in their own way. As we have elaborated too, Huawei is not the only loser in the whole debacle. There are plenty of players in the field that will be affected by this issue. We are keeping our ears on the ground at this time too and will continue to update the whole situation. In the mean time, watch this space.