According to a report from The Financial Times, Google is trying to reason with the US government stating that it would be more of a risk if they were not allowed to provide technology and security updates to Huawei devices.
Their main argument here is that if Huawei is forced to fork Android with their own version, it will be more at risk of being hacked, not by China but by other countries as well. It makes sense, I guess, considering the security updates won’t be as robust and updated if it didn’t come from Google. Plus without the Play Store which scans for malware, viruses and other threats, there is a big chance apps installed from another app store (or installed via side loading) are compromised.
Whether or not their argument is successful, it’s nice to see Google making moves to hasten the resolution of Huawei’s dilemma in the best interest of both companies and their customers.
For those not familiar, a few weeks ago the US government placed Huawei on the entity list, banning them from accessing US technologies and doing business with US companies like Google, Android, ARM, and more. Recently, Facebook has banned Huawei from pre-installing their apps on unreleased Huawei devices.
Via: The Verge