Huawei will reportedly launch its new flagship phone, the 5G-capable Mate 30 Pro, next month despite it being unlikely that Android and Google apps will be used on the device. The temporary reprieve on Huawei’s US ban to award licenses doesn’t apply to new Huawei products, a Google spokesperson reportedly told Reuters Wednesday, meaning licensed Google apps likely cannot be used.
But US companies will be able to sell equipment to Huawei, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed in July, if they get licenses when there’s no threat to national security. The reprieve has reportedly seen more than 130 applications for licenses to sell US products to Huawei.
The phones will be announced on Sep. 18, Reuters said.
A Google spokesperson said Huawei would be able to use Android, because it’s an open-source OS. Huawei and the Department of Commerce declined to comment.
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