Huawei announced that it was back in business with Google’s Android Q, Bluetooth, SD Association and the Wi-Fi Alliance.
In light of the US trade ban, Huawei was left in the dust by numerous software companies and service providers.
Since the release of the trade blacklist by the Trump administration on 16 May, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. had taken numerous hits when companies such as Google ceased its partnership with the Chinese tech giant.
By 24 May, Google had removed all references to the Huawei brand on its devices running on Android and at the Android Enterprise and Android Q Beta program webpages, reported the Android Police.
Around the same period, the SD Association, which is a global ecosystem of companies that set memory cars standards, removed Huawei from its membership list. Bluetooth SIG, which is the leading group for the entire Bluetooth standard, followed suit and snubbed Huawei. The possibility of Huawei’s future devices not having the common Bluetooth feature caused much alarm in the tech world.
Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi Alliance had “temporarily restricted” the Chinese brand’s participation in its activities.
On 31 May, the tables turned, and Huawei released an announcement informing the public that it has been accepted back into the club.
Huawei is back in the membership list of SD Association and the Wi-Fi Alliance. Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro smartphone has been reinstated in Google’s list of Android Q Beta Devices. Bluetooth has also opened its doors once more to the company.
“The above is a momentous update for the company in light of recent events,” noted a Huawei representative. “While the current situation is still developing, we will continue to provide the latest updates as soon as we have them,” added the representative. (The Independent)