Things have gone quiet lately on Huawei’s ongoing struggles to fight against the US government’s attempts to bring it to its knees.

In the background, Huawei has been reported to be going over its options when or if it can no longer really get Google’s blessing.

Even if it manages to retain the ability to ship phones with Google’s proprietary software and services, it will undoubtedly look for ways to eventually operate independently.

The other would be to completely divest itself of Android and opting for a different operating system altogether, like Linux-based OSes such as Jolla’s Sailfish OS or its Russian equivalent.

Either way, Huawei will still have to fill in the most critical part of the mobile ecosystem: apps.

That’s Huawei’s problem and you might wonder what the rest of the Android world has to do with it.

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