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|Huawei no longer has permission to access the updated versions of Android|
According to Reuters, the decision of suspending the agreement between Google and Huawei also applies to providing hardware and software products. The Chinese company no longer has permission to access the updated versions of Android, which means that Huawei’s products will not be updated with the latest security version of Android.
In addition, Huawei’s new smartphones will not be allowed to access applications from Google Play Store, Gmail, and YouTube. However, it is still able to access the open source version of the Android platform.
Huawei recently-released official feedback stated, “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those that have been sold or are still in stock globally.”
Newswire Reuters quoted experts that Huawei have stored enough components and devices to maintain business for at least three months. The company has forecasted this scenario as early as in the middle of 2018.
As soon as Google announced stopping working with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, the world’s leading chip manufacturers Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom also announced breaking up with Huawei.
At present, representatives of Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom all remain silent on the issue.
The moves were made after US President Donald Trump signed the presidential decree banning US-based firms from using telecom devices which the US Department of Trade lists as being involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the US.
The US’ ban has delivered a blow to Huawei’s global business as Android is the world’s most common operating system, running on 85 per cent of smartphones across the globe.