A few days back, we told you that Google had removed the Huawei Mate 20 Pro from its list of smartphones that are part of the Android Q beta program. Obviously, this came after the U.S. put Huawei on the Entity List of Commerce Department. This step eventually prevents the company from sourcing anything from state-side suppliers without the U.S. government granted the license. Originally, Google cut ties with Huawei which led to the removal of the Mate 20 Pro from the Android Q beta program.
But once the U.S. offered a 90-day reprieve to Huawei, Google did so too. So today we can tell you that Google has entered the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to the Android Q beta program phone list. Huawei also was reinstated by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the SD Association, both of which will make life a little easier for its coming phones.
With today’s news, it appears that Android 9 Pie won’t be the last Android build to found on Huawei’s 2018 flagship handset. It doesn’t seem that the Mate 30 line, due out later this year, will be equipped with the pre-installed Android operating system. Huawei’s own OS will probably be running on the coming new models.
Despite the problems and chaos that Huawei has been facing, the noticeable thing is that this fade quickly. Being placed on the Entity List was in response to the fear that Huawei could be forced by the communist Chinese government to spy on its behalf. But at the same time, U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that Huawei could be used as a bargaining chip in any U.S.-China trade talks.
With the two countries involved in a nasty trade war, Trump could hang the removal of Huawei from the Entity List in return for some favorable terms. On the other hand, China, too, could use Huawei as a pawn by demanding that the U.S. remove the company from the list before it agrees to negotiate.
If we take into account the Entity list, being put on the Android Q beta phone list means that a phone can download the next-gen Android build beta versions.
Other phones on the list include:
- Asus ZenFone 5Z
- Essential Phone
- LG G8 ThinQ
- Nokia 8.1
- OnePlus 6T
- Oppo Reno
- realme 3 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- TENO SPARK 3 Pro
- Vivo X27
- Vivo NEX S
- Vivo NEX A
- Xioami Mi 9
- Xioami Mi Mix 3 5G
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 2
- Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel XL
(Via: Android Police)
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