Huawei: no more Android updates, the temporary license has ended


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The force option of reprisals against Huawei has become a priority for the United States. The White House has set up barriers that have stalled the company’s growth. A ban on working with Google, restricting access to technology, including the production of processors. Despite being banned from Google services until recently, the Chinese company could still release security patches and Android updates for its devices, which were released before the sanctions restrictions came into force.

This was possible due to the presence of a temporary general license issued by the US Department of Commerce. It allows working with American companies in terms of software products. But its term expired on August 13 and there are no prerequisites to say that it will be extended. This means that in the future, Huawei and Honor mobile devices will not be able to receive software updates and Android security patches. In addition, the devices will not pass SafetyNet certification. This will result in the inability to operate payment and banking applications, as well as a number of games.

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At one time, a temporary license was issued in order to give time to a number of American telecommunications companies to replace Huawei equipment with the development of other companies. Apparently, this work has already been practically completed and the United States is not interested in further extending the license. For its part, Huawei said it is monitoring the situation and assessing the possible consequences of what happened.

Huawei Mate 40 will have limited sales in parts of the world

According to Huawei’s consumer business CEO, Yu Chengdong, stated that Huawei’s consumer business sales revenue in the first half of the year hit 255.8 billion yuan ($36.8 billion). In addition, the company shipped about 105 million units. He also revealed that the Huawei Mate 40 series will use the Kirin 9000 chip. This will be the last generation of Kirin flagship chips for now. This is due to the recent ban on Huawei by the U.S. government. Yu Chengdong said that Kirin’s high-end chips are out-of-stock and there will be no reproduction anytime soon.

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Recently, a recent report from @evleaks claims that the Huawei Mate 40 will not be widely available. This is because Huawei does not have enough chips to produce this smartphone. Previous reports show that the Mate 40 and its Pro sibling will use different firmware. While the Mate 40 Pro will use EMUI 11 (Android 11), the Mate 40 will come with the EMUI 10.x system.

EMUI 11 will be official at Huawei Developers Conference (HDC) which will hold from September 12. Recall that EMUI 19, Huawei’s first EMUI system based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) also arrived at HDC 2019. On Huawei P40 mobile phones, Huawei no longer uses Google GMS, and instead uses its own HMS ecosystem.

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