According to the WinFuture, a Huawei country manager for Austria, Fred Wangfei, said to Der Standard that the company wants to get rid of any dependence on the US. In fairness, Huawei did a great job of still crafting a stellar smartphone in the Mate 30 Pro and, even without Western markets, has managed to consistently turn a profit and hold its place in the smartphone market.
Wangfei’s statement also mentions that even if the US ban is lifted and access to Google apps is restored for Huawei, the company wouldn’t start using them again.
In a statement provided to 9to5Google, the company says that “an open Android ecosystem” is still its first choice. So yeah, you can bet that Huawei will jump on the first chance to get Google apps back on its phones. (An open Android ecosystem is still our first choice, but if we are not able to continue to use it, we have the ability to develop our own.)
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