Huawei may soon regain its Android license and use Google apps again. US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said that several licenses could be granted very soon, early November, including the Android license while Huawei is still blacklisted.
Is Huawei coming out of the quagmire in which the company has been entangled for months? Maybe. US Secretary of Commerce Wilburg Ross announced to our Bloomberg colleagues that "Will be available very soon". The first phase of a new agreement would be under preparation, and should be finalized and signed by early November.
Nearly 260 companies based in the United States have applied for a license. "Some will be granted"says the politician, without mentioning Huawei. For now, the Chinese company is still blacklisted, but things could move soon.
Huawei desperately needs Google
The biggest problem for Huawei is the loss of its Android license. The company can no longer pre-install Google apps on their devices and they need to find a replacement for the Google Play Store. Finding and developing a viable alternative could take years. The application App Gallery may be operational, it does not appeal to developers.
Fortunately for Huawei, some allies and trading partners have decided to bypass Donald Trump's blacklist, such as ARM. The British company continues to work with the Shenzhen firm at any cost, and gives a reprieve to SoC Kirin.
Huawei and Google are victims of the trade war between China and the USA. They have no choice but to wait for an improvement in the situation. This could happen early in November with the ratification of this new agreement.
Huawei sales explode, despite sanctions
Huawei is doing very well. A few days ago, the manufacturer boasted that it sold nearly 100,000 Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro 5G in one minute! Despite tensions with the United States, the Shenzhen firm maintains its annual targets and hopes to sell up to 270 million smartphones worldwide by the end of 2019.
Source: Android Headlines