"Huawei will not be able to get access to proprietary apps and services from Google"
Google is suspending Android support from Huawei smartphones
The FT reports that Google has suspended its Android support from Huawei devices.
Although Huawei smartphone users will still be able to download app updates, access to Google services on future phones will be restricted
Alphabet Inc, parent company of Google, made the move following Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Thursday. Restrictions will make it tough for US companies to do business the Chinese company.
The U.S. Commerce Department said its restrictions “prevent the interruption of existing network operations and equipment.”
A Google spokesperson said the company is complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” adding that Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices.”
“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,” the source said.
Huawei will no longer have access, technical support or collaborations for proprietary apps with the US tech giant. Specific services that will be affected by the suspension are being internally discussed at Google.
Google apps including Gmail, YouTube and the Chrome browser that are currently available through the Google Play Store will not be available on future Huawei phones.
Chipmakers including Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Xilinx Inc and Broadcom Inc will also no longer supply software and components to Huawei for the foreseeable future.