Google will provide software updates to existing Huawei devices for the next 90 days
Recently Google suspended its software services for Huawei devices, with shortly after the US temporarily scaled back its ban on Huawei, Google also reverted its services back to normal for the Chinese telecom giant.
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A Google spokesperson confirmed to CNBC, that the new exemption on Huawei allows Google to send software updates to Huawei phones including monthly security patches for a limited timespan.
“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,” said the spokesperson.
The temporary license is set to expire on August 19, 2019, which is 90 days from May 19, 2019. The US Commerce Department said it will evaluate whether to continue the exemptions beyond 90 days.
Last week, The US Commerce Department added Huawei into the trade blacklist, imposing restrictions that’ll make it very difficult for the company to do business with American firms. Moreover, the company will now require a license to do business in the country which will likely to be denied.