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Google has reportedly suspended business operations with wolrd’s third largest smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, well effectively immediately, a US Govt Ban that will surely affect its business across the world.
According to Reuters, Google was forced into suspending business with Huawei that “requires the transfer of hardware and software products.”
“Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app,” Reuters noted.
But the Official Android just tweeted stating that existing Huawei Models will continue to avail of the services of Google like Google Play Store and Security updates, so there is no need to panic for existing users. This might affect the future unreleased models by Huawei.
Google’s actions come after the US Commerce Dept’s announcement on Wednesday, which placed Huawei and some 68 affiliates on a so-called Entity List, a trade blacklist, following an executive order signed by U.S. President Trump.
The Chinese giant has stated that they have a backup plan B should Google stop supporting them with Android OS.
Bloomberg is reporting that Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are cutting off the supply of their chips to Huawei effective immediately. Bloomberg reports that employees across the three popular chipmakers have already been informed that they are freezing deals with Huawei until further notice.
Huawei won’t be affected too much by the Broadcom and Qualcomm ban, as the company has been self sufficient making its own processor (Kirin) and modems for its own phones.
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