Now that Huawei is (sort of) allowed to do business with US companies again, this means that in terms of smartphone operating systems, the company should be allowed to use Google Play services moving forwards. However, there is also the question of its own operating system, and what this change means for it.
Could Huawei ditch its development in favour of Android? Or could they be developing both side-by-side? That remains to be seen, but for those who aren’t looking forward to a forked version of Android, you might be relieved to learn that Huawei apparently has plans to show off EMUI 10 at a developer conference this August.
For those who don’t use a Huawei phone, EMUI is basically its own themed version of Android that comes bundled with its phones. EMUI 10 is expected to be based on Android Q, which means that for at least one more Android update, Huawei will still continue to use Google’s version of Android.
The company did previously promise that its existing devices will be updated to Android Q, so there is a good chance that this preview of EMUI 10 will be for those phones, but whether or not it will also be applicable to future Huawei phones is a different story that we’ll just have to wait and see.