But later, the U.S. government said on May 20 that it could delay its ban, which gave Huawei's existing devices access to Android for 90 days. Although the Financial Times' sources don't explicitly lay out Google's argument, it's not hard to imagine how it would go.
Google halting its business is one of the major blows following considering that Huawei phones run on Android software. For many, and writing is on the wall and for a good reason because a device without the Play Store and Google applications/ services is practically unsaleable outside China. Now, Huawei is courting developers for its new app store called AppGallery. It is banned from selling phones and telecom equipment in the US. They are less secure and get hacked.
The wording suggests that Huawei apparently has no fees for developers wishing to publish their apps on the AppGallery and even their reach in Asian markets would and should have a lot of app developers considering joining the Huawei Developer Portal. No matter how secure end-to-end encryption is, if there's malware directly on a phone there's a risk it could see information sent to it.More news: Esha Deol Takhtani welcomes baby girl Miraya home
For the time being, all we know is that security will be a major focus, with "increased functions" created to "protect personal data".
Whether or not Google can convincingly make that argument could mean the difference between a fast resolution to this ongoing dispute or something much more complicated. It wouldn't surprise us if Huawei dropped or decreased any existing publishing fees to encourage more developers to jump on board.
Google, in particular, is concerned it would not be allowed to update its Android operating system on Huawei's smartphones, which it argues would prompt the Chinese company to develop its own version of the software, three people familiar with the matter told the Financial Times. The trade war between the USA and China is wreaking havoc with Huawei's relationship with Google.More news: Social media, former Spurs players react to Tony Parker's retirement
He said the Hongmeng OS took only one day to become widespread globally in light of the trade war, with 1 billion users ready to use it.
As Bloomberg notes, Huawei itself has said that it "has not negotiated directly with the United States government and is waiting to see how Google talks evolve".
In a separate case, the White House's acting budget chief is pushing for a delay in implementation of key provisions of the law that restricts the USA government's business with Huawei, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday.More news: Charles Merritt Convicted of McStay Family Murders
The moment of truth is approaching fast whether it is worth buying a Huawei or Honor smartphone or tablet after August 19.