In line with the "National Emergency" reported by the Trump administration last month, Google cut Huawei out of potential Android updates. Huawei replied saying it could start its own operating system, which has been working for years, already this fall. While the Trump administration provided a 90-day window to allow businesses to adjust, sources told the Financial Times that Google is requesting extension or apology from the prohibition.
As Engadget's Cherlynn Low wrote, software is not Huawei's strong suit. So, if the company is forced into the software industry, it is likely that it may be short. It can compromise both Google's Android operating system and any imitation software.
In a statement given to Engadget, Google said:
"Like other US companies, we cooperate with the Department of Commerce to ensure that we are in full compliance with their requirements and temporary license. Our focus is to protect the security of Google users on the millions of existing Huawei phones in the United States and around the world. "
The ban is still widespread. Huawei has challenged the limitations and it is unclear whether they will remain in court.