Reprieve for Huawei as Google won’t cut ties, at least for now

If you are a fan of Huawei smart phone and you were perhaps worried about the recent restrictions from Google, relax! Google is not cutting ties with Huawei, at least for now.

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Google has reversed its decision to cut ties with Huawei citing business continuity.

The US department of commerce announced yesterday that mobile phone companies operating in the US soils will get a 90 day licence after which they will be required to declare their security safety.

Google Tuesday announced its plans to work with China within the 90 days when the permit remains.

Google suspends some business with Huawei amid US-China trade war from CNBC.


“Keeping phones up to date and secure is in everyone’s best interests and this temporary license allows us to continue to provide software updates and security patches to existing models for the next 90 days,” a Google spokesperson told CNBC in an email on Tuesday.

Google will therefore work with Huawei until August 19 when the license lapses.

For Huawei, the 90 days means that it can purchase American produced software and hardware computer components.

For most of this time, Google had been reluctant to comment specifically on how it intends to conduct business with Huawei but was fast to immediately halt the process of cutting links with Huawei.

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