Despite the series of unfortunate events that Huawei is facing as it’s caught in the middle of the trade war between the United States and China, the company has scored small wins, especially in the past two days.
The latest good news points us to the Google’s Android Q beta page, which shows the Huawei Mate 20 Pro as one of the devices that are eligible to receive the beta of Google’s next major software update.
The smartphone had been part of the initial list of smartphones that can already install Android Q. However, it was removed when the American company complied with an executive order that added Huawei to the list of companies prohibited from trading with U.S. businesses without a government license.
This could probably mean that Huawei is pushing for the release of Android Q for its Kirin 980-powered models — the ones included here — in August, when Google is rumored to start officially rolling out the OS version to eligible devices. Coincidentally, that’s also when the temporary license that the U.S. government granted Huawei expires.
Hopefully, that license will be extended once again, or better yet, be made permanent. We’re crossing our fingers.
Before this development, Huawei has been relisted as a member of organizations like SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, and Bluetooth SIG. Countries like the Philippines and Malaysia have also officially said that they will continue working with the embattled technology giant.
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