Google ends business with Huawei after Trump blacklist
Google reportedly ends business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services. Alphabet Inc’s Google blocks Huawei access to android updates after the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. This act (Trump blacklist) is a huge blow to Chinese technology company Huawei, whose goal is to be the top smartphone company by the end of 2020.
People who currently holds Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google, a Google spokesperson confirmed to the media.
“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,”
the Google spokesperson said.
Huawei will only be able to use the public version of Android and will not be able to access apps and services from Google.
“Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,”
This suspension threatens Huawei’s supply chain business and could detain the rollout of 5G services around the world. But the biggest trouble for Huawei is what the decision means for future smartphone sales.
It is to be noted that most of Google’s popular products like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps are fully banned in China, where smartphones company Huawei offers domestic alternatives like Tencent’s (TCEHY) WeChat and Baidu (BIDU) Maps.
Huawei has previously said it is developing its own backup operating system under the name “Hongmeng”, in case it was blocked from Google services.
Huawei has been building an alternative operating system just in case it is needed.
said Huawei spokesperson Glenn Schloss.