In continuation of the US-China trade war, US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency and passed and executive order restricting US companies from supplying products to Huawei China’s leading multinational technology company last week. The company has been blacklisted the US government, as a result Google has banned Huawei from using the proprietary apps and services of Google, crossing them off from the Android partner Program.
Google Bans Huawei
Google will no longer provide Huawei with updates to Android, restricting the Chinese giant to offer phones with Google services such as Gmail, Youtube, Google maps and Google Play Store. However they can still continue using the Android operating system as it is an open-source available for all. The US government has precluded the use of Huawei products across the across from government agencies to private contractors. While Google is still review the executive order, they have for now prohibited the Huawei from downloading Google services.
Huawei is already is search of plan B and is seeking alternatives for the apps. They have asked developers to start working on creating a Huawei app that is similar to the Galaxy App Store of Samsung. The ban has not really affected the home of the company, China, as the most of the Google apps are already banned and people have already adapted to alternatives, however on a global level it is going to be a shocker for the second-biggest smartphone maker.
For the existing user of Huawei devices, they will continue to have access to the apps and app updates however if Google reports any mal practice of the updates being sent out, then the ban will affect the existing users too, revoking their access.