In an unprecedented move, Google has announced that it is suspending transactions with Huawei.
This is as a result of the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies. In their words:
“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications.”
So, what does this suspension entail?
It essentially bans Huawei from integrating Google software and core apps into any of its future products.
So, here is the twist, since Android is an open-source operating system, Huawei can actually use updates to the public release of the OS to continue development of its smartphones, but they won’t be able to have access to Google core apps like the Google Play Store to name a few.
However, according to this tweet:
For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.
— Android (@Android) May 20, 2019
What that simply means is that your current Huawei phones won’t be immediately impacted by the decision.
At this point, it is sad to see how this story is developing, but what do you guys think?