Google suspended Huawei’s Andriod license
Following the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies, Google has suspended Huawei’s Android license, dealing a huge blow to the besieged phone maker.
A Google spokesperson confirmed that “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications.”
He added that for users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,”
Huawei is now restricted to using the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), cutting the company off from critical Google apps and services that consumers outside of China expect on Android devices.
The next versions of their smartphones will lose access to Android and popular applications including Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, etc.
Furthermore, chipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom have told their employees that they will not be supplying chips to Huawei until further notice.
‘How it Happened’
Trump administration officially added the telecoms manufacturer to a trade blacklist last week, declaring a national economic emergency to ban the technology and services of “foreign adversaries”.
The blacklist quickly led to restrictions that would prevent the Chinese tech company from doing business with US companies.
It bears mentioning that it isn’t Google’s choice to pull Android support from Huawei, rather, the company has been forced to do so under United States law.