Things look grim for Huawei as the US export threatens to cut the company off from the technology and services it needs to survive. One of its chief concerns is the very real possibility that it could lose access to Google services and Android updates. Still, Huawei remains confidential with a pledge to update 17 phones to Android Q according to its new "Huawei Answers" site.
The website lays out this promise and seeks to dispell "surrounding" its governmental issues. The yeast of the site is that existing phones will continue to work as they always have. Here's the list of the phones Huawei says will get Android Q.
Our commitment to you, our UK fans. Further information can be found here: https://t.co/6qKGIL2OB4 pic.twitter.com/V5Af6EraaY
– Huawei Mobile UK (@HuaweiMobileUK) June 20, 2019
Huawei is currently in the middle of a 90-day grace period, after which the US Commerce Department could go into full effect. That may prevent US companies from transferring technology to Huawei without special permission. Google has already indicated it will have to stop working with Huawei but is reportedly working behind the scenes to get an exemption for Android. It's unclear how it will get all these phones updated with Google services if that effort fails.