Huawei and Google

The news of Huawei losing its Android license with immediate effect has startled the technology sector in the US and around the globe.

Google has not cut ties with Huawei and took it to Twitter to give users an update about its halting of the Android license for the smartphone manufacturer.

This comes after Trump blacklisted the company last month, Google mentions in its official statement that it is simply complying with the law.

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The statement reads as follows:

For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.

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Huawei is one of the leading global mobile phone manufacturers, the halted business between both companies is for both the transfer of hardware and software products except the open source ones.

Huawei will only be able to use the public version of Android and will not be able to get access to proprietary apps and services from Google – Reuter’s SOurce

Reuters has shared a note in regards to the situation:

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.

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Huawei Pakistan users do not have to worry as this new development between the brand and Google will not impact current users.

Android has already shared in their statement given above that the existing Huawei devices will not be impacted, however, it is to be noted that the brand had recently rolled out their high-end flagships including the P30, P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro and others.

Huawei’s Official Statement

Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world.

As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry.

Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those that have been sold or still in-stock globally.

We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.

Intel & Qualcomm Also Cut Ties

After Google cut off all ties with Huawei and halted their Android license, Intel and Qualcomm have also notified their employees that they will not supply their components to Huawei until further notice.

Huawei’s Backup-OS

Huawei has developed operating software as a precaution. The company had mentioned that it has taken this step in case if measures were needed to be taken for both smartphones and computers.

According to South China Morning Post, Huawei had started building its own OS after a US investigation into Huawei and ZTE Corp in 2012. An individual who was familiar with the matter had said in the report.

We have prepared our own operating system, if it turns out we can no longer use these systems [Android], we will be ready and have our plan B -Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong

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Huawei has vehemently denied the US charges.

Meanwhile, the manufacturer had announced on 7th March that it will file a lawsuit against the US government in a bid to overturn the US federal ban on supplying its gear to the federal agencies under National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA).
Ryan Koontz, an analyst with Rosenblatt Securities Inc said, “Huawei is heavily dependent on U.S. semiconductor products and would be seriously crippled without supply of key U.S. components, and the US ban may cause China to delay its 5G network build until the ban is lifted, having an impact on many global component suppliers”.
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