Huawei can push software updates for three months: US Commerce department

By Xite - May 21, 2019
Wiht the new temporaty license, Huawei will be able to provide necesasry service and maintain its existing network equipment for a period of three months. The temporary license will expire on August 1....

A day after Google pulled Huawei’s Android license complying with the order from US commerce department, the Chinese tech giant has been given a temporary license to keep pushing software updates to its phones for the next three months.

The ban comes at a time when Huawei has leapfrogged itself to become the second most profitable brand in the world.

The temporary license will expire on August 19. The license allows Huawei to provide essential service and support such as OTA software updates or security to existing Huawei handsets that were available to the public on or before May 16, 2019. The three-month temporary license will also allow Huawei to maintain its existing network equipment, and to receive security vulnerability disclosures from Google.

Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump’s administration declared a national emergency that allowed the Secretary of Commerce to block technology transactions that pose national security risks.

The US Commerce department has put Huawei on the ‘Entity List.’ While Google announced to pull of Android’s license, Huawei is allowed to use Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Huawei is also said to be working on its own operating system in order to address the ban from Google. Soon after Google announcement, Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom also informed their employees ‘to not supply Huawei anything till further notice.’

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