Huawei has several good Android tablets on the market now in Q2 2019 mainly in the 8-inch to 10.8-inch range, and because of that Huawei was the second largest Android tablet manufacturer in the first quarter of this year, only beaten by Samsung.
Huawei have come in second place partially because they’ve built great tablets that haven’t cost too much. With 40 000 Huawei tablets sold every day, what will be the status now that Huawei has become a main target of US politics? Nobody in the tech community has seen evidence of any Huawei misconduct, so consequently nobody in the tech community sees the targeting of Huawei as nothing but political game play either until we can see and check any evidence ourselves.
With the US state imposing trade blacklisting on Huawei, companies such as Google, who after all provides the Android operating system, has been (currently) banned from working with Google. Google has suspended some, but not all work with Huawei, so naturally people who owns Huawei devices have been asking about the consequences of the government’s policies.
Huawei have responded many times today, and said to Reuters that “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”
A few more FAQ’s were also discussed in The Verge.
That only provides some reassurance for existing tablet customers, and future customers of Huawei tablets who have been stockpiled in warehouses, will think even more about it.
– Tom Bowen