Google suspends some business with Huawei

[Update] Android responded through its official Twitter account stating continued support for existing Huawei smartphones. Services such as Google Play and security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on these devices.

According to a report from Reuters, Google has suspended some of its business with Huawei. The development comes after the US government added Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd to a trade blacklist.

The result of this is that Huawei will lose access to future Android updates as well as apps and services that require licensing from Google like popular apps such as the Google Play Store, Gmail, and YouTube. It can, however, continue to access the version of Android that is publicly available through open source licensing.

The development will immediately affect current Huawei smartphones, including the Huawei P30 and the P30 Pro.

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This is a huge blow to Huawei, coming at a time where the company was making huge strides in the chip, networking, and smartphone industries. The US government have, for some time, been trying to blacklist the company around the world.

The news is currently developing. Huawei has yet to issue a statement on the matter at the time of writing.

[Update] Android’s Twitter response regarding the Huawei issue:

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Source: Reuters

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