The year 2019 has been brutal for Huawei as the company received sanctions from the US government over spying suspicion. The company later clarified its stance and got a couple of revives but that won’t help the company in the long run. In the meantime, Huawei launched its very own OS to be used in the worst-case scenario.
However, the company got some good news earlier this week as it was allowed to work with Microsoft. That being said, the company still isn’t allowed to work with Google. In an interview with CNN, Huawei’s CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei noted that Google is still not allowed to work with Huawei. He did confirm that Huawei will sell smartphones with Google’s Android or Google services. Mr Zhengfei also said that Huawei will become the No. 1 smartphone manufacturer in a couple of years. If Huawei can’t work with US suppliers, “we will have to resort to alternatives. If those alternatives become mature, I think it’ll become less likely to switch back to previous versions,” Ren said.
Lastly, he said that it “is a critical moment for all of us, I hope the US government can consider what’s best for American companies,”. Huawei does have limited access to some US companies including Microsoft but they are struggling to get permissions to work with Google.