Following a nasty week that would’ve crippled almost any company, the SD association – who removed Huawei from their site last week – have reinstated the company as an approved member according to Android Authority.
The SD association is the standards body responsible for standardising expandable storage in mobile devices. While the initial blow wasn’t as huge for Huawei as the loss the ARM partnership, it was seen as another nail in the Chinese company’s coffin, despite the fact that Huawei has been using its own Nano-Memory (NM) cards in flagship devices since the Mate 20 Pro.
Many view this about-face as proof that Huawei’s defense against what is seen as a strong-arm tactic by the US government, is actually working.
While there is no word from Google, Microsoft, ARM or any other companies who have ceased doing business with the world’s second-largest handset maker, there is hope that a resolution will be achieved soon.
Meanwhile, there has been no further comment from Huawei stating how it will support users once the 90-day extension passes and what it means in real-world scenarios for users of the popular brand. For now, Huawei handsets continue to operate normally, something that users of Samsung’s S10 series can’t say.