President Trump has agreed to allow US tech companies like Google and Qualcomm to once again start selling to Chinese firm Huawei following the restart of trade talks between the two countries.

The comments, made at a press conference at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, come after growing trade hostilities between China and the US. 

Perhaps realising that American companies were feeling the damage just as much as Huawei, Trump admitted in a press conference that American companies were also starting to be affected:

“We send and we sell to Huawei a tremendous amount of product that goes into the various things that they make, and I said that that's ok.”

The news will no doubt be welcomed by all those involved, however Trump has also said that a final decision on whether Huawei goes back on the so-called entity list is still to be decided.

In response to Trump's musing, Huawei said: “We acknowledge the US president's comments relating to Huawei yesterday and have no further comment at this time”.

Bloomberg also reports that the deal only covers goods that don’t pose a treat to national security: 

“U.S. companies can sell their equipment to Huawei,” Bloomberg reports Trump saying at a news conference following the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan. “We’re talking about equipment where there’s no great national security problem with it.”

The US President has said that specific discussions about Huawei would still be part of the trade negotiations, but not till the end of the talks.

We will, of course, keep you posted on future events and what it means for future Huawei devices - as we said in our information on the ban that was in place before Trump's latest statement, there is no impact on current Huawei and Honor devices. We also previously knew that Android Q will be coming to Huawei and Honor phones from the last couple of years. 

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