Tech News: Google restricts Huawei’s use of Android
Hardcore fans of Huawei across the globe might be disappointed to know that Alphabet Inc’s Google has cut off the firm’s Android license. The said suspension will prevent future versions of Huawei smartphones to use Android’s popular services including Google Play Store, Gmail, and Youtube apps.
Google, however, has pushed out a new statement via Twitter, saying present Huawei phones can still have access to its services, such as Google Play.
Reuters has initially reported about this news. It has cited a source close to this matter, saying the tech company will “immediately lose access” to updates from Google’s operating system. Moreover, the upcoming versions of the firm’s smartphones will also lose access to a plethora of services, like the Gmail app and Google Play store.
Google immediately took to Twitter to answer Huawei users’ queries. It assures users that while the Mountain View-based firm is in the process of complying with the US government’s actions, they can still gain access to Google Play and security from Google Play Protect.
It is not clear, though, as to how this action could affect the next versions of Huawei phones.
This news comes hot on the heels of the US crackdown on Chinese tech firms. Not so long ago, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order placing Huawei and other 68 affiliates on a trade blacklist which the government calls Entity List.
What this means is that the Chinese tech firm should now seek for the U.S. government’s approval if it wants to purchase parts and components from any U.S. firms, including Google.
In the meantime, Huawei earlier said that it’s against the decision made by the U.S. Department of Commerce. It also revealed that for the last few years, it has developed its own technology in case it is restricted from using Android.
In any case, Google’s action will surely have a huge impact on Huawei users in the whole world. So, share your thoughts with us about this matter. Sound off in the comments section below.