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Huawei phones to get their own version of NHS Covid-19 app

Added 10-22-20 08:04:02am EST - “A trade ban had prevented the Android version of the app from working on the Chinese firm's devices.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Huawei phones to get their own version of NHS Covid-19 app”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The move addresses an anomaly that meant owners of the Chinese firm's latest smartphones had been unable to install the contact-tracing software.

The app - for users in England and Wales - is currently being reviewed by Huawei's staff and could be published in November.

The existing NHS Covid-19 app has been downloaded more than 18 million times from Apple and Google's own stores.

Huawei's P40, Mate 30 and Honor 30 series handsets run the Android operating system, but lack Google's Play Store - among other services from the US tech giant - because of a trade ban imposed by the Trump administration.

But the NHS Covid-19 app was unusual in that it would not work on the devices because it relies on some of Google's related technologies.

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