Huawei has so far kept mum on the issue, but they have since released a statement on the matter where they reassure their customers that existing devices will continue to receive security updates and after-sales services. “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”
The company adds, “We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.” This more or less echoes what Google had previously stated, in which the ban would only apply to new Huawei handsets, and that existing devices will continue to be supported by the company, although there would no longer be any new updates.
It is unclear what the future holds for Huawei, but as we have said, this is something that has happened to ZTE in the past where the company eventually came to an agreement with the US government which saw the ban lifted. In the meantime, Google isn’t alone in pulling their business dealings with the company as Qualcomm and Intel have reportedly also suspended their businesses with Huawei.