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Huawei Officially Addresses Rumors On Its Smartphones


There’s a lot of fake news going around

Ever since its placement in the US’ Entity List and its very public loss of access to the wares of prominent US tech companies Huawei’s public image has taken quite a battering. The oftentimes misleading news about the company has affected the brand’s bottom line, and the company is taking steps to try and address the negative press about its future with a FAQ posted on its website.

Huawei Answers is an easy to check FAQ page where the company very clearly addresses the rumors that have been circulating about their smartphones in relation to the US’ blacklist.

Included in the FAQ are rumors like Android will be automatically uninstalled from smartphones and tablets (it won’t), Huawei users won’t be able to download popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram (they will), and the fact that Huawei will no longer sell smartphones (they will).

Huawei’s select dealers have previously banded together and offered a special warranty program where users will be able to get their money back if Huawei phones bought by customers stop getting access to apps made by Google.

 

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

One Comment

  1. It should be noted that the answers in their FAQ only apply to their current devices. Their future devices will not have access to Google services unless something changes in the US rulings. Their own OS is apparently far from ready, and even when it is, they will still have to convince devs to develop for their OS. So at least in the short term (or possibly long term if they fail to attract devs), they will likely have reduced functionality due to the unavailability of apps.

    I get their frustration from the misinformation about something that’s outside of their control (hence the multiple articles in defense of Huawei), but you can’t just ignore that fact that some of those “fake news” items will apply to their future devices.

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