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In light on Sunday’s report on Google’s withdrawal of support for Huawei regarding Android updates and Google services, the Chinese tech giant has finally responded.
In an email sent to Memeburn, it remarked that it has 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,” it added.
While Huawei did not confirm that Google has indeed severed ties with the company, it has however offered comfort to users with Huawei and Honor devices.
“Huawei will continue 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,” it added.
‘Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products’
This means that South African users will continue to receive software updates on its devices, despite Google not providing Huawei with support.
“We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally,” the company concluded.
It’s still not clear if Huawei’s future devices will run Android Q, or if its current line of flagships will be upgraded to Android Q. The company also failed to comment on its relationship with Microsoft, which supplies the company with Windows for its Matebook laptops.
Intel and Qualcomm — two of its chip suppliers — have also reportedly severed supply lines to the Chinese firm.
Feature image: Huawei Mate S, by Andy Walker/Memeburn