Huawei has postponed the rollout of the Mate X, its highly expected foldable handset, to September from June.
The Chinese tech behemoth claimed to the media that it was doing expansive testing to make certain the handset was ready for users and that the firm was taking a “careful” approach after the failed rollout of the Galaxy Fold, the foldable device by Samsung. The Fold launched in April but shipment of the handset has been delayed indefinitely after handsets reviewed by various outlets broke in few days.
“We do not require rolling out a device to wipe out our reputation,” a Huawei spokesperson claimed to the media in an interview.
The bigger issue for Huawei, although, is not unavoidably the dependability of relatively untested foldable tech—it is the ongoing efforts of the US trade prohibition.
Since Huawei was positioned on the supposed Entity List, American companies have been not able to license or sell any tech to the company. This has made all kinds of trouble for the firm, most particularly its inability to permit the complete edition of the Android operating system by Google.
Whether or not the Mate X will launch with Android is not clear. Media claims that the Mate X will ship with Android since the handset was “rolled out earlier Huawei was placed on the Entity List,” but the WSJ claims that this issue is still being talked about. The media has reached out to Huawei for verification.
On a related note, future Huawei handsets will no longer come pre-downloaded with apps from Facebook, as per media. The social network has allegedly banned the Chinese maker from loading its primary app, WhatsApp, and Instagram onto any handset that has not left the factory yet. It is the newest blow to the business of the firm after the US made the decision to ban the use and sales of telecom tools from Huawei.
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