Old Huawei phones would not receive any more updates

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2019 was one of the hardest years for the Chinese company Huawei, as the Trump administration placed the Asian firm on the blacklist of the United States Department of Commerce.

Simply put, it prevented Huawei from continuing to operate within North America. This brought a huge number of problems to the company in question, and one of the most notable was the impossibility of continuing to work together with Google to continue using the licenses in its new smartphone models.

While the problem did not appear to be as serious as expected, as Huawei was granted a temporary license that it managed to renew several times during 2019 and early 2020, the landscape completely changed these days.

The license in question ended up expiring, and as reported by various media, this news would have a full impact on the updates that old Huawei phones would receive.

Do Huawei phones run out of updates?

It is very important to clarify that this measure only affects mobile phones launched by Huawei in 2019 and previous years since the terminals recently launched by the Chinese company do not have updates or applications related to the world of Google.

Given this situation, and seeing the panorama that looms on the horizon, it could be said that all Huawei terminals that have Android would stop receiving security updates and news regarding applications and services from Google.

What is not clear yet is whether this means that Huawei will have to remove Google apps in future updates that it sends to its older devices, something that both Huawei and Google have not talked about.

Could this come to an end if Trump loses the election?

We are not going to get into political issues, since it is something that does not concern us, but several computer analysts have said that the US blockade of Huawei could end if Donald Trump does not win the elections.

The reality is that Huawei phones will not be able to have Google apps until 2021, so we see it somewhat difficult that the blockade imposed by the current government of the United States is vetoed from one day to the next. What we do see as feasible is that Huawei renews the temporary license for at least one more year so that its old mobiles continue to receive updates and security patches.


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