Google has suspended some business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services, except for those that are publicly available through open source licenses, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. of Chinese technology by the US government UU Donald Trump has put the Chinese company on the commercial blacklist, and has tried to blacklist it around the world.
However, holders of Huawei’s current smartphones with Google applications will still be able to use and download updates to applications provided by Google, a Google spokesperson said, confirming previous reports from Reuters. “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” said the Google spokesman.
“For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections of Google Play Protect will continue to work on existing Huawei devices,” the spokesperson said, without giving further details.
The suspension could hamper Huawei’s smartphone business outside of China, as the technology giant will immediately lose access to Google’s Android operating system updates. Future versions of Huawei smartphones that run on Android will also lose access to popular services, such as the Google Play Store and Gmail and YouTube applications.
“Huawei will only be able to use the public version of Android and will not be able to access Google-owned applications and services,” the source said.