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Bad News For Huawei Users: Google Ceased to Serve Huawei Anymore!

Google Ceased to Serve Huawei Anymore
Without any bulwark, Google announced to suspend business operations with Huawei in effect to an executive order signed by the U.S. President Trump on Wednesday, May 15th 2019.

Huawei along with 68 of its subsidiaries was placed on the entity list, baring the company from purchasing android equipment from the U.S. companies without prior government approval.

This will lead to no further Android security updates for old or new Huawei devices, including the very recent releases like P30 and P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro, and many others.

Google released suspension actions against Huawei, in result, no more transfer of hardware and software products will take place.

Furthermore, Huawei will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the upcoming versions of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.

“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.”

It’s a massive death blow not just to the company but for all the Huawei users as this may spur productivity slump among the company’s global customer base.

According to one of the Huawei’s arms, HiSilicon chip division shared, Huawei is ready with a contingency plan to meet the changes applicable after the ban. In another instance, Huawei mentioned that the company has been preparing for over 6 years for any trade restrictions, ban or similar actions.

The Chinese Market has already been on the alternatives to most of the Google mobile apps like Tencent and Baidu. However, this trade ban is equally damaging for the US companies, as Huawei’s annual trade was about USD 67 billion worth of components each year, including about USD 11 billion from the US suppliers.

However, the news will definitely disrupt Huawei’s European Market, and if the decision is not taken back, this may lead to Huawei’s global downfall.

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said we will not bow to the U.S restrictions. Being one of the market leaders in 5G technology, we will continue to develop its own components to reduce the company’s dependence on the outside suppliers.

According to Eric Xu, the rotating chairman of Huawei says in anticipation,

“No matter what happens, the Android Community does not have any legal right to block any company from accessing its open-source license.”

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Madiha Ahmed
Madiha Ahmed
Madiha (Yusuf) Ahmed is an Independent Journalist, ideally reports technology updates, social happenings and covers features. Professionally, she is serving as a Manager Content in a Digital Agency and specialises in Content Curation, Strategy and Marketing.