Today, Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, responded to the reports that Google has suspended support for Huawei’s business. The company’s statement says that the Android operating system has always been open source. Huawei has become an important participant in the development and growth of Android. The Chinese manufacturer has the ability to continue to develop and use the Android ecosystem. Huawei and Honor brand products, including smartphones and tablets, will not be affected in the Chinese market, so consumers can use and buy with confidence. However, we can not deny the fact that the company’s smartphone influence outside China will dwindle. Huawei’s devices will not receive updates from Google’s proprietary features such as Google Play Store, Gmail, etc. Huawei CEO admitted that the company’s growth may slow down by about 20% as a result of the US ban but this will be only temporary and it will definitely bounce back.
The following is the full text of the Huawei statement:
“As a smartphone operating system, Android has always been open source. As an important participant, Huawei has made a very important contribution to the development and growth of Android. Huawei has the ability to continue to develop and use the Android ecosystem. Huawei and Honor brand products, including smartphones and tablets, products and services are not affected in the Chinese market, so consumers can use and buy with confidence. In the future, Huawei will continue to build a safe and sustainable development environment for the whole scene, providing better services to users…We have made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry. To provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally. We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”