Google has reportedly ended some of its business with Chinese tech giant Huawei. Following the U.S. government’s move to get through Chinese technology companies, Google has decided to terminate Huawei’s Android license. It has announced the news via its Android Twitter account. As per the statement, the U.S. tech giant reveals that existing Huawei phones will have access to its services like Google Play and Security. Thus, current users of Huawei smartphones will have access to Google apps. They will be able to use and download Google app updates offered by the company. A Google representative said they are following the order and looking for the implications.
As of now, Huawei will not have access to Google’s Android updates, including Google Play store, Gmail app. Even more, the Chinese company could not access new versions of Google phones outside China. The suspension decision arrives after the U.S. Commerce Department’s latest move to place Huawei on the entity list. As per Reuters, it is a list of companies that includes companies banned to purchase technology from American companies without government permission. The exclusion could affect Huawei’s smartphone business outside China as the company will not gain access to Google’s Android OS updates. As per Reuters, Huawei will only have access to the publicly available version of Google. But it will not have access to master apps and services from Google.
Thus Huawei will now onwards have restricted access to Google’s services via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The Chinese tech-giant has faced intense pressure from President Trump and the U.S. government. America has concerns that the Chinese government could spy on U.S. network via Huawei’s equipment. On the other hand, Huawei retains it is impossible for the Chinese government to corrupt its equipment. The Chinese tech giant claims, it has remained promising about the future of its business. On Friday, a Huawei representative noted that the company’s lawyers are analysing the impact of the blacklist on its business.