Yesterday it was reported that the search engine giant, Google has proclaimed that Chinese tech giant, Huawei sponsored devices will no longer get support. According to reports, the parent company of Google Alphabet has just suspended any business which “requires the transfer of hardware, software, and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing.”
However, Huawei can use any open source version of Android. The main thing about it is that Huawei’s devices will not be able to use the Google Play Store and Google Play services. Which means that users will not be able to access millions of website on these platforms.
This all drama begins when President Trump released an executive order on “ securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain”. This order bans sales and use of any telecom equipment that postures risk to national security. However, Huawei has not been mentioned directly in this order.
Although, Trump and his administration have openly criticized Huawei and numerous Chinese manufacturers including ZTE. A Google spokesperson stated that “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications. For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,”
In simple words, if you are an existing Huawei user, you will continue to use Android services. But, if things get worse, then all Huawei users will not have access to Google-powered services. Previously, both companies have worked together for a common cause. In recent years, the company has bought HTC’s smartphone business and manages to outnumbered some giant smartphone manufacturers.
Back in March, CEO of Huawei, Richard Yu proclaimed that as a plan B, the company has developed its own mobile OS to launch if things get worse. In the near future, it will get clear that either the company is bluffing or it has already created one to combat any mishaps.