United States commerce department has issued a temporary license to Huawei. Because of that license despite the effective sales ban on Huawei devices in the US, Huawei would still be able to keep sending Android updates to its devices but for only 90 days. The license will be expired on august 19.
Huawei will be allowed to take actions which are necessary to provide services and support. License also includes the allowance of software updates and patches to existing Huawei devices which were available to users on or before May 16, 2019. Due to the license, Huawei will also be allowed to receive security vulnerability disclosures to maintain its existing network equipment.
Why Huawei got banned?
A week ago national emergency was declared by trump administration. Which allowed the secretary of commerce to block technological transactions which involves or put national security at risk. After that Huawei got effectively black listed by the administration. Which bans every US Company from doing or involving in any kind of business with Chinese telecommunication Giant Huawei without the official permission of US Government.
In Simple words Trump administration is trying really hard to stop Huawei from becoming a stronger player in the US Business market.
Google cuts off its ties with Huawei
Afterwards Google officially announced that all the Android services for Huawei are being suspended and they will not get any Android support in future as well. According to Google, services for existing Huawei devices will also be taken down. But there is a possibility that Huawei might continue using the open source version. But in that case they have to lose some main features and apps specially those which are either property of Google or they involve Google services by any means.
It also includes the fact that existing Huawei devices will not get any kind of Operating System and security updates. Which is a big setback for Huawei.
Three months’ time given
For the American based telecommunication providers and companies the temporary general license grants three months tie so that operators can make other arrangements and there departments can determine the appropriate long term measures. Wilbur Ross who is secretary of commerce stated that
“In short this license will allow operations to continue for existing Huawei smart phones users and rural broad band networks.”
Crack down by Trump Administration
Huawei’s global prospect is being up ended due to the Trump Administration’s crackdown which has been expect for approximately a year. But Huawei Company has recently stated in an announcement after the android ban that for the existing users of their devices, they will continue to provide updates. The official statement of Huawei is mentioned below.
“We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally,”
After reading this statement it seem like that Huawei might go for the third party services to keep their existing as well as upcoming Smartphones and devices fully functional for the users.