In an unsurprising turn of events, the US’ Trump administration has yet again extended Huawei’s Temporary General License by another 90 days. The extension of the license means that US companies will be able to continue doing business with Huawei, albeit in a limited capacity.
To recap, the original temporary license was supposed to have expired back in August this year. According to Reuters, the latest delay was initially meant to last just two weeks, but persisting bureaucratic issues forced the administration to make the extension date 90 days.
As for what the extension means for Huawei, this means that the brand can still continue supporting existing devices with Google Mobile Services (GMS), but sadly cannot launch new devices with Google certification. Simply put, Huawei still will not be able to install GMS on its Mate 30 smartphone series.
Back in May 2019, the Trump administration signed an executive order against China and Huawei. Effectively prohibiting US companies from using certain telecommunications equipment made by the Chinese brand. The ban effectively forced US companies such as Intel, Qualcomm, ARM, and Google to abruptly end any and all contracts with Huawei, the latter having no choice but to revoke access to its Android OS and technical service.