Huawei will reportedly launch its new flagship phone, the 5G-capable , next month despite it being unlikely that Android and Google apps will be used on the device. The temporary reprieve on Huawei's US ban to award licenses doesn't apply to new Huawei products, a Google spokesperson reportedly told Reuters Wednesday, meaning licensed Google apps likely cannot be used.
But US companies will be able to sell equipment to Huawei, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed in July, if they get licenses when there's no threat to national security. The reprieve has reportedly seen .
The phones will be announced on Sep. 18, Reuters said.
Last week, Huawei Senior Vice President Vincent Pang said the company has no plans to launch a phone with its Harmony operating system this year, because for now.
A Google spokesperson said Huawei would be able to use Android, because it's an open-source OS. Huawei and the Department of Commerce declined to comment.
First published at 4:39 p.m. PT on Aug. 28.
Updated on Aug. 29 at 9:26 a.m.: adds clarification open-source Android can be used