Huawei apparently doesn’t know if it can use Android in its future devices in the wake of President Donald Trumpon companies selling equipment to the . It “will wait for guidance from the Department of Commerce,” which implemented , Reuters reported.
Google brieflyfrom updates to its Android operating system (OS) after Trump’s May executive order, but soon on a temporary basis.
Huawei has been the subject ofregarding its relationship with Chinese government and suspicions that its gear could be used to spy on other countries and companies. The company .
Huawei, in an emailed statement to Techhnews, acknowledged Trump’s agreement, but said it has “no further comment at this time.” On Sunday, National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow asserted that Huawei hasn’t been granted a “general amnesty” — US companies canto the company.
Reports suggest Huawei has a backup plan in case Google cuts it off permanently –it apparently 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 at 3:04 a.m. PT.
Updated at 3:44 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.