Amidst the US imposing ban on the tech giant on Huawei several US-based tech companies including Qualcomm, Intel and ARM has cut ties with the company. Similarly, Google has also stopped Android support for Huawei phones and later had given a 90 day retrieve period. During this debacle, as part of the ban, Google has removed Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro smartphone from its Android Q beta page. However, the good news is that the same phone has now been reinstated on the Android Q page by Google again, meaning Huawei will indeed get the taste of Google’s next major Android Q update too.
The updated Google Android Q beta page now showcases the Huawei Mate 20 Pro amongst other popular models that include ASUS ZenFone 5Z, Essential Phone, LG G8, Nokia 8.1 and OnePlus 6T as well. Apart from the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Google had also removed the latest phones of the Huawei’s lot that include — the Huawei P30 Pro and the company’s first foldable 5G smartphone — the Huawei Mate X as well. Nonetheless, these two haven’t been added by Google yet, and it still unclear whether the search engine giant has any plans intended to do so.
With the reviving of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro on the Android Q beta page, now the Mate 20 Pro users/developers who are enrolled into beta can download the latest Android Q beta build and further can report issues and give feedback accordingly. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro was added to the Android Q Beta program early this month right after the Google I/O, wherein the latest Android Q beta and the devices supported were announced. Due to the ongoing US-Huawei issue, the Android support removal and the reinstation has been pretty quick from Google. It is still speculative on how the current scenario unfolds as there were other Huawei phones under the very Android Q beta program as well.
To recall, Huawei has launched the Mate 20 Pro with high-end Kirin 980 SoC followed by 6 or 8 GB RAM and 128/256GB of onboard storage as well. The Mate 20 Pro features a massive 6.39-inch AMOLED display that comes with a pixel density of 538ppi. The Mate 20 Pro also hosts triple rear cameras (40MP+20MP+8MP) on the back along with the single 24MP front-facing camera beheld in the top notch of the display. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.