Huawei still isn’t allowed to use the licensed version of Android and Google apps on its devices, but this isn’t necessarily a long-term concern for company founder Ren Zhengfei, according to a recent interview with CNN.
The Chinese tech giant was blacklisted by the United States government back in May, being banned from working with American companies and using their products. This means Huawei can no longer use products like Android and Windows, but also apps developed by Google, on its new devices.
Ren, however, says this won’t be a problem going forward, and Huawei will still become the number one phone manufacturer, even without Google apps.
“I don’t think that would be a problem, but it just takes time,” he was quoted as saying by AA.