After halting its business with Huawei following US government, Google has also removed the Chinese maker flagship device, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, from its list of devices getting Android Q Beta update.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is no longer available on Google’s Android Q Beta page, which lists the names of the smartphone which are part of the beta program. However, the Android Q Beta page on Huawei’s official site is still up and running.
Google has not officially revealed why it has removed the Mate 20 Pro from this list of devices that are available for Android Q Beta testing. Google has already suspended the Android licence of the Chinese giant, meaning that Huawei will now have to rely on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). If the ban continues Huawei will not be able to deliver operating system updates and security patches from Google to its future smartphones and they will not support Google apps like Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and more.
Microsoft, on the other hand, has also removed its laptops from its official e-store following the US government ban. Microsoft appears to have pulled Huawei’s Matebook X Pro from its online shelves and searching for Huawei inside the Microsoft Store doesn’t yield a single result anymore.
Meanwhile, the company is reported to partnering with Aptoide to replace the Google Play Store with Aptoide App Store. The news comes directly from Aptoide CEO, Paulo Trezentos who revealed that the terms of the upcoming partnership with Huawei are “still being defined”. The partnership could bode well for Huawei since Aptoide is based from Lisbon, Portugal and the US trade ban on the Chinese company isn’t valid for them. When the deal finalises, Aptoide will have 900,000 apps to offer for Huawei phones, thus potentially replacing the Google Play Store.
Since the news of the blacklisting broke out, theUS government has given 90 days relaxation period to Huawei in order to maintain its existing network and give software updates to existing Huawei smartphones. However, the Chinese company will not be able to buy American parts and components for manufacturing new products without license approvals.