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Breaking: Trump forces Google to suspend business with Huawei

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Following Trump's ban of Huawei, Google has cut off Huawei’s Android license in a surprise move.
Breaking: Trump forces Google to suspend business with Huawei
Google to suspend business with Huawei

Google suspends business with Huawei

According to a report from Reuters, Huawei is now restricted from using Android Open Source Project (AOSP), effective immediately. It'll cut the company off from critical Google apps and services.

The restriction also include anything in relation to the transfer of hardware and software products except the open source ones.

This means that Huawei will also be able to push security updates once they're made available in AOSP.

Holders of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google, a Google spokesperson said, confirming earlier reporting by Reuters.

We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications, the Google spokesperson said.

For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices, the spokesperson said, without giving further details.

Reuters also added that several Huawei devices will lose access to Google Play Store.

The order appears to be the US Chamber of Commerce's recent decision to place Huawei on the "Entity List".

It is the list of company's that won't be able to buy tech from US company's without the approval from the government.

Recently, Huawei said that they have already prepared its own operating systems in the event of being banned from using Android and Windows.

As a quick recap, the US government has long criticized Huawei and questioned the firm's possible involvement in spying with no hard proof to support the claims.

One thing is for sure, the move might put the users of Huawei smartphones in limbo.

As of writing, Huawei is the second largest mobile maker in the world.

Huawei has yet to comment on this matter.

What do you guys think?

Sources: The Verge, Reuters
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