Huawei apparently doesn’t know yet whether it can use Google’s Android operating system in future mobile devices. This comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’son US companies selling equipment to the .
A Huawei executive said the company “will wait for guidance from the Department of Commerce” regarding Android, Reuters reported Monday. The Commerce Department is in charge of implementing the .
Google brieflyfrom updates to its mobile OS after Trump’s executive order last month, but soon on a temporary basis.
Huawei has raiseddue to its relationship with Chinese government and suspicions that its gear could be used to spy on companies and other countries. Huawei has repeatedly .
Huawei, in a statement emailed to CNET, acknowledged Trump’s most recent decision but said it has “no further comment at this time.” On Sunday, National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow said that Huawei hasn’t been granted a “general amnesty” and that US companies canto the company.
Reports suggest Huawei has a backup plan in case Google cuts it off permanently. It apparently has created its own OS,, and invited Google Play Store developers to publish apps on its .
The Commerce Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published July 2 at 3:04 a.m. PT.
Update, 3:44 a.m.: Adds more detail.
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Source from www.cnet.com