Don’t throw away your Huawei devices just yet.
In the midst of the U.S. banning Huawei devices, Google and many other tech bodies have cut ties with the Chinese tech giant, which in layman’s terms, could potentially cripple the company.
Google was the first to announced that it will stop providing support to Huawei devices on May 24, which means no more timely Android updates and security patches. This forced the company to announce its own mobile operating system called HongMeng OS.
At the same time, Google removed all mentions of Huawei products from their Android Enterprise program and Android Q Beta program.
Other tech bodies followed suite and companies like ARM, Microsoft, Panasonic, and more also decided to cut ties with Huawei.
However, it looks like the raging fire might have died down as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro reappeared on the Android Q Beta page as a supported device for the program.
This means users with the device can enroll for the beta program once again.
It might not be a surprise to some as the SD, Wifi, and Bluetooth alliance – bodies that govern these technologies – reinstated Huawei as a member once again after announcing that they were cutting ties with the company.
What could this mean for Huawei users?
As mentioned at the start of this story, don’t go throwing your Huawei devices just yet. This ban that the U.S. placed upon Huawei might not actually come into place.
It could be a scare tactic used in the trade war between the U.S. and China, with Huawei being caught in the crossfire.
Now with Google adding Huawei back into their Android Q Beta program, it could be just a matter of time before we see the ban lifted and Huawei operating in the U.S. normally once again.
Being reinstated as a member of the SD, WiFi, and Bluetooth alliance also allows them to be up-to-date in these fields and add future advancements into their devices.
However, other more vital companies like ARM has still not pulled back the ban on Huawei and that could severely impact the development of its Kirin mobile processors.
So maybe you want to hold on to your Huawei devices for now until this fiasco ends.
But if you’re planning to get a new device from the tech giant, maybe put it on hold for the time being.
You can never be too sure.