The Jakarta Post
People walk past an advertisement for Huawei’s Honor smartphones at an airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, on Feb. 27. (Reuters/Stringer )
Many Huawei smartphone users, including those in Indonesia, are understandably worried about the prospect of having technical issues following Google’s decision to sever its ties with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer.
The decision was made as a result of a trade war between the United States and China, in which the former added Huawei to its blacklist along with other Chinese companies.
Google has announced that the Google Play and Google Play Protect features will keep functioning on Huawei devices through its official Twitter account for Android.
For Huawei users' questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov't requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.— Android (@Android) May 20, 2019
Hermansyah, a user of Huawei device, said he was worried about the effects of the trade war. The Huawei Nova 2i user said he liked using the mobile phone for its large screen feature.
“I feel a little bit worried because I'm already used to Huawei,” he said as quoted by Antara on Tuesday.
Although Hermansyah feels a little bit relieved after reading Google’s announcement, he is still planning to switch to another smartphone brand to avoid having an issue with his current one.
Responding to users' concern, Huawei's office in Indonesia issued an official announcement through its Instagram account @huaweimobileid on Tuesday.
“Huawei will keep on upgrading all smartphones and tablets’ security and after-sales services. We will keep building a safe and sustainable security software ecosystem to give the best experience to our customers,” read the post. (kes)