Effective immediately, Google has taken the decision to suspend any sort of business operations with Huawei – a move which one would imagine will bring a dramatic impact on the devices that feature with the Chinese manufacturer’s name.
In accordance to Reuters, Google was forced into the decision of suspending business with the Chinese company which “requires the transfer of hardware and software products.”
Reuters noted : “Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.”
Such a decision will result in no further Android updates and security updates for devices in both the new and old categories – with the devices including the likes of the Huawei P30 and the P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro, and many, many more.
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Such a decision followed after the US Commerce Departments announcement on Wednesday, which placed Huawei along with some 68 affiliates on an “Entity List” – which happens to be a trade blacklist, after an executive order was signed by the president of the States, Donald Trump.
ZTE too was inducted in the same list, however, it was removed afterwards –with such events dominating most of 2018, causing quite the disruption. Huawei is now forbidden from buying parts as well as components from US companies without the approval from the government itself – this includes Android.
There has been speculation beforehand that Huawei has been anticipating such a ban, with some sources going as far as saying that the company has been preparing for six or more years for any ban on Android.
In a statement made earlier in the week, the Chinese manufacturer was noted to have said that it was “against the decision made by the Bureau of Industry and Security of the US department of Commerce.”