I’m sure you’ve all heard about the fact that Huawei had been placed on the entity list in the US, this means that US companies can’t provide goods to companies on that list, and when it comes to phones and electronics in general, it turns out, a lot of stuff comes from the States.
So why am I talking about this in a piece about Honor? Well, for those that do not know, Honor is a fully owned subsidiary of Huawei, so anything that affects Huawei will also effect Honor too. Recently though, Both Huawei and Honor have posted this message out on their social media sites and have been given to us media people.
The comment states that any and all currently sold Honor phones will continue to receive security updates, but that also the Honor 20 series. the 20 lite, 20 and 20 Pro will all receive access to Android Q as well.
Furthermore they wanted to reiterate about device warranties and other customer service questions, basically, they’re saying they stand with their customers, which is a really nice thing to hear and would have been easy for them to take a simple way out and not honour anything.
Whilst I am writing this, the US has allowed companies to sell goods to Huawei again as long as they do not pose a risk to national security, though Huawei remains on the entity list, this is great news as Google’s extension runs out mid August, about 6 weeks away, and this could have been catastrophic.
Kudos to Huawei and Honor for standing by their customers and making sure they get the service they deserve.