Huawei is back in the news, but it is all positive.
The latest report from the Tokyo G20 meeting is that the U.S. President has relaxed part of his ban on American companies providing commercial goods and services to Huawei. The announcement was not unexpected as American businesses such as Alphabet (Google), Qualcomm, Broadcom, Intel, Nvidia, Seagate, Microsoft and Oracle stood to lose up to US$11 Billion in business.
This means that Huawei can continue to purchase components from its American hardware suppliers and access the latest security updates and software from Google. Huawei in fact recently announced that they were working with Google for the upcoming Android Q update.
Just before the G20 announcement, two major consumer electronic retail chains in Singapore also launched a ‘money back’ warranty assurance scheme for Huawei smartphones.
Over in the UK, Huawei has launched a ‘Huawei Answers’ microsite to address a host of consumer questions, including if their devices can be upgradeable to Android Q!
And contrary to what you’d expect, Huawei has already shipped more smartphones this year than 2018. The Huawei P30 Pro also won the ‘Best Smartphone’ category of the European Hardware Awards 2019.
Challenger & Hachi.tech and Courts launch Assurance Warranty
One of the most common questions we’ve been asked recently is on Google’s support of Huawei’s P30 series, which we did point out in a previous article is confirmed for the life of the device.
Both mega IT retailers are now running an assurance program for customers who are thinking of purchasing any Huawei smartphone or tablet device from their online or retail stores.
From 22nd June to 31 August 2019, any Huawei smartphone purchased will be backed up with a 2-year Assurance Warranty that includes protection if Google Mobile Services (Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Play, Gallery, YouTube) as well as FaceBook, Instagram and WhatsApp stop working during the warranty period!
This means that both retailers are so positive that nothing will happen to your Huawei smartphone regarding Google Mobile services and other popular apps that in the unlikely event that these apps are pulled from Huawei phones, you’ll get a full refund of your purchase on return of your device!
Huawei Answers All Your Questions and Concerns
Huawei’s UK operations recently launched a microsite called Huawei Answers to answer the questions and concerns of consumers, and its proven to be a very good site. For example, it does discuss which Huawei devices will be able to receive the next major update to the Android operating system, Android Q.
— Huawei Mobile UK (@HuaweiMobileUK) 20 June 2019
Best Smartphone in Europe for 2019
We’ve repeatedly said that the Huawei P30 Pro is the best smartphone NXT have so far tested and reviewed for 2019, and we aren’t alone. Most recently, the European Hardware Association recognised the Huawei P30 Pro as the Best Smartphone of 2019.
Huawei Ships 100 Million Smartphones
At the recent MWC Shanghai Global Device Summit, Kevin Ho, President of Handset Product Line of Huawei Consumer Business Group disclosed that the Chinese smartphone maker had already shipped 100 million units on May 30, earlier than in 2018. The sales of the P30 series hit 10 million 85 days from its launch, 62 days earlier than the P20 managed to reach that figure in 2018.