A US veto to Huawei that still stands
Many of us had the hope that the veto to Huawei imposed by the US It will not last so many months, however, we are in mid-January 2020 and the firm is still subject to the decision of Donald Trump. It is true that the United States and China have approached positions in recent days, but the phone manufacturer continues to suffer its inclusion in a blacklist from which who knows when it will leave.
Its biggest victim to date may have been the Mate 30 phone (and its Pro version, of course) that it could be said that he was practically born dead despite being for many the best phone, at the hardware level, of 2019. Yes, with some tricks and fiddling it is possible to put the phone practically ready, but It does not stop demanding a level of knowledge and involvement on the part of the owner of the telephone that not all users have – or are willing to do so.
New developer program
Put that way, Huawei has been forced to look for other ways to counter this situation and has created a new developer program in which it has invested a whopping 20 million pounds. At the moment the initiative was announced in the last Huawei Developer Day held in London and covers developers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The idea is pay 20 thousand pounds (which are about 23,000 euros) to any developer who migrates their application (available on the Google Play Store) to the Huawei application store (the App Gallery). The idea is therefore to motivate app creators to give Huawei Mobile Services a chance and a catalog as small as that of the Chinese firm’s store. In normal situations, doing so would involve a great effort not to obtain practically benefits (who uses the App Gallery?), So the company has thought of giving a generous reward for developers to get motivated.
Huawei will invest £ 20 million in 2020 to support developers in the UK & Ireland. It is offering £ 20K to developers who migrate their apps to Huawei App Store by the end of January #HuaweiDeveloperDay pic.twitter.com/dHrbJnKtSu
– Francisco Jeronimo (@fjeronimo) January 16, 2020
And it is of no use trying to sell phones without Google services to the user if you can not guarantee a similar deployment of tools and solutions in the terminal.
So that the issue does not take too long and people put the batteries, Huawei has also established a deadline of the program: end of this month of January. Why such a hurry? Because March is just around the corner and the house has already confirmed that it will be then when it reveals its new terminal, the expected P40, which comes to mean the most important smartphone of the year for the company, neither more nor less.