Google closes Android platform for 'Huawei'

Google closes Android platform for ‘Huawei’

The US Trump government has imposed sanctions on Thursday after the Chinese telecommunications company ‘Huawei’ was added to the Trade Blacklist, which will allow U.S. users to access Huawei. Working with the listed companies will be difficult. Google has banned the use of Android by Huawei, according to the US government’s order.

Now on the Huawei smartphone, Google Apps can not be accessed. Google has banned Huawei from blacklisted entity list prepared by US Department of Commerce. Companies involved in the United States entity list can not trade without a domestic firm’s license.

Huawei has not received any response yet. However, two months ago, Richard Yue, CEO of Consumer Product Division, said that Huawei is preparing its mobile operating system under Plan B.

Ben Wood, the CCS Insight Consultancy working in information and analysis the technology market, says that Google’s decision may cause problems with Huawei’s consumer business. However, Huawei can use the versions of the Android operating system available through open source licenses.

Huawei is the world’s largest telecom equipment manufacturer and the second largest smartphone vendor company. In the US it is suspected of spying for China. On the other hand, Huawei has denied accusations of security threats from its equipment.

Access to the version of the Android operating system, available through the open source licenses known as Huawei’s Android Open Source Project (AOSP), is available for free if any user wants to use it. According to Google, around 2.5 billion active Android devices are in use worldwide. If sources are to be believed, Google will also stop providing Huawei access, technical support and collaboration to extend its applications and services.

Alphabet Google has suspended business with Huawei, which requires hardware-software and technical services, but it is openly available through open source licensing. Holders of existing Huawei Smartphones with Google apps will be able to use the updates provided by Google. Chipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom told their employees that they do not provide the software for Huawei for a longer time.

Nikunj Sonagara
Nikunj is a professional writer having more than 5 years experience in this field. Nikunj is a technology geek and is always enthusiastic to know what is happening in the technology world.

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