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[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

This is a big promotion for Huawei: You mean that company manufacturing high-end google-free android smartphones?

[–]Optimus85[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

But what OS will they ship with their phones now?

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

They will most likely still use Android, but they have to use the publicly available open source version and can't have Google services pre-installed and can't work with Google directly on new Android features or customizations.

[–]Afor 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As someone who's opted for CyanogenMod and LineageOS since forever, that's not the drawback. It will always be hardware backdoors.

[–]Optimus85[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

How about Ubuntu Touch? JK!

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Still android but no Google-Apps