Current Huawei smartphones will keep Google Play access


Following yesterday’s news that Huawei is being cut off from Google’s version of Android which includes access to the Google Play store and security patches, there was a lingering question of what would happen to Huawei devices which are currently on the market. Google has released a statement through its official @Android Twitter account, assuring current Huawei customers that they will not be losing access to Google Play and the security that’s offered from Google Play Protect which scans applications for malware.

That being said, there’s no indication as to what Huawei plans to do for its global Android devices going forward. The company does run its own app store for China and a few other markets, but Google’s official apps are only available through Google Play.

It’ll be interesting to see how the situation is handled at the launch of the Honor 20 Pro which will take place tomorrow.

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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