A trade war between the US and China seem to be moving to the next level. Google suspends cooperation with Huawei due to the fact that the U.S. government recently made the last in the “black list” in the Entity List. In the result, Huawei may lose the ability to use Android and Google services in their smartphones, according to news Agency Reuters, citing its own sources familiar with the situation.
If the situation actually develops in a similar way, Huawei will have to abandon the use of hardware and software products, with the exception of those that are licensed as open source. Simply put, Huawei will lose access to updates of the Android operating system, and its future smartphones outside of China will not be able to use popular apps and services from Google, including the Play store email Gmail.
According to the source, the use of Huawei of certain services is still under discussion within Google. Huawei representatives also studying the effects of the actions of the Ministry of Commerce, said on Friday the representative of Huawei. Note that Huawei yet refused to give detailed comments about the current situation. Representatives of the Ministry of Commerce also has not made an official statement.
Note that Huawei will still be able to use a version of the Android operating system, available software licenses with open source. The system itself is in fact freely available for anyone who wants to use it. However, Google will cease to provide technical support and Huawei to conduct joint development, and more importantly for the everyday user, Google will cease to provide Huawei the opportunity to use her services. And without the services of Google Android smartphones are, to put it mildly, are inferior.
We will remind that last Thursday the administration trump officially introduced by Huawei in the “black list” Entity List, immediately typing restrictions, which the Chinese technology giant will be extremely difficult to do business with U.S. companies.