Huawei Pledges to Keep Smartphones Updated

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 14 Comments

Despite its U.S. blacklisting, Huawei this week committed to delivering both security updates and Android system updates to its handsets.

“All Huawei smartphones and tablets will continue to receive security patches and Android updates,” a statement on the firm’s website reads. “Anyone who has already bought, or is about to buy a Huawei smartphone, can continue to access the world of apps as they have always done. All devices continue to be covered by our manufacturer’s warranty and will receive full-service support accordingly.”

“Our most popular current devices, including the P30 series, will be able to access Android Q,” the firm continues. “In fact, we have already launched a beta developer program for Android Q which is running right now on our Mate 20 Pro device.”

The firm also debunks some “rumors” on the page. Among them that Android would somehow be automatically uninstalled from existing handsets because of the blacklisting. Not true, Huawei says.

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