Huawei has rejoined organizations that care for essential standards for mobile phones and notebooks, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD and RAM. She returned to the list of members of the SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth SIG and JEDEC after being temporarily suspended. In addition, Huawei Mate 20 Pro is mentioned again in the Android Q Beta program.
The SD Association, which manages memory card standards, tells the CNET that “Huawei’s affiliation was never canceled, but temporarily modified to ensure compliance with the U.S. Department of Commerce order.” The company is mentioned again in the member list.
In turn, the Wi-Fi Alliance reports that Huawei’s affiliation “has not been revoked”, but “temporarily restricted” to comply with the US trade block; the list of members has been updated to include the company again. Huawei had also disappeared from the official Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) website, but it’s back.
Perhaps the most curious case is that of JEDEC, an entity that manages standards for RAM memory (such as DDR4) and flash memory (such as SSD, eMMC and UFS).
“On May 17, 2019, Huawei Technologies notified JEDEC that it decided to voluntarily suspend its participation until the restrictions imposed by the U.S. government were removed,” an organization spokesman told the newspaper. Nikkei. The block continues; even so, the company is back to member list.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro back to Android Q Beta program
Meanwhile, Google has reinstated the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to list of devices in the Android Q Beta program. (The Portuguese version of the website has not yet been updated to include the device.)
As noted by Android Police, Huawei restricts the beta on Mate 20 Pro to European app developers published on the Play Store only. The testing program was not affected: it opened up the vacancies on May 8, before commercial sanctions on the company; and Google hasn’t provided updates for Android Q since then.
Huawei received a temporary 90-day license to update Android devices already available; however, it remains prohibited from receiving early access to the Android Q Beta. The company is developing its own operating system, scheduled for the end of 2019 and apparently called Ark OS (HongMeng OS in China).
Due to the American blockade, Huawei will not be able to license new ARM processor designs for its Kirin chips, nor will it be able to purchase products from Qualcomm and Intel. His future on the US blacklist remains complicated.