Google Has Suspended Huawei’s Android License: Report

naveed

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
In a recent blow to Huawei, Google has suspended business with the Chinese tech giant following a blacklist order from the US.

Complying with the executive order from President Trump, Google is suspending business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services. However, publicly available services through open source licensing will still be available to Huawei.



“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications. For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,” said a spokesperson from Google.

Restrictions

Users with current Huawei devices will still be able to use Google’s apps and updates, but the next versions of their smartphones will lose access to Google’s operating system (Android) and popular applications including Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, etc.

Furthermore, chipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom have told their employees that they will not be supplying chips to Huawei until further notice.

How it Happened

This move from Google comes after the Trump administration officially added the telecoms manufacturer to a trade blacklist last week, declaring a national economic emergency to ban the technology and services of “foreign adversaries”. The blacklist quickly led to restrictions that would prevent the Chinese tech company from doing business with US companies.

This is a major hit for Huawei as it could seriously cripple the company’s smartphone business all across the globe. Huawei hasn’t commented much on the subject as of yet, saying only that it is going to be “fine”.

 
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stoic

Senator (1k+ posts)
They do have their own version of Andorid that won't be a problem they also make thier own chip so no problem there as well only thing and not a minor issue is the unavailability of Google play store and services so for people outside of china that would be a big draw back. Inside China Google is already not available so they have an eco-sytem which doesn't depend on Google play store so chinese consumers won't be affected. Huawei will take a hit outside of China and in general people will become wary of using Android devices.
Microsoft had a pretty decent mobile OS but couldn't compete in terms of Apps available on App store and I don't see developers developing their app versions specifically for Huawei.
 

Aslan

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
In a recent statement Trump said he will not let China become the largest economy in the world.IMF and HSBC issued a report recently in which projected that China will over take America by 2030.America is thug which wants to maintain its hegemony around the world but it won't succeed.Historically centres of power have always shifted.Now its China's turn.
 

Taimur.javed

MPA (400+ posts)
China could retaliate by banning iPhone and even worse halting iPhone production.
They could even ban export of rear earth minerals to the USA affecting a wide range of technology products.
China cannot do that. China earns a lot by Iphone production in their company. Foxconn will simple move to India and continue business. China will not do this.
 

stoic

Senator (1k+ posts)
China cannot do that. China earns a lot by Iphone production in their company. Foxconn will simple move to India and continue business. China will not do this.
If it was so easy to move iphone production to a 3rd country it would have been done earlier. If any one thinks that any country at the moment can match the manufacturing supply chain of China then they are severely mistaken.
What China will and won't do remains to be seen.
 

khalid100

Minister (2k+ posts)
Google blocks Huawei access to Android updates after blacklisting
Reported move could hit Huawei Technologies’ ability to run phone operating system




The Trump administration officially added Huawei to a trade blacklist on Thursday. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty

Google has suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system and chipmakers have reportedly cut off supplies to the Chinese telecoms company, complying with orders from the US government as it seeks to blacklist Huawei around the world.
In a fresh blow to Huawei, Google said it was complying with Donald Trump’s executive order and was reviewing the “implications”, after Reuters initially reported the story.
It later said Google Play and the security features of Google Play Protect would continue on existing Huawei devices but the next version of its smartphones outside China would lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play store, Maps and the Gmail app.
Chipmakers such as Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom have told employees they will not supply chips to Huawei until further notice, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Huawei – which has not yet responded to the recent reports – will continue to have access to the version of the Android operating system available through the open source licence that is free to anyone who wishes to use it. But, according to the Reuters source, Google will stop providing technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services.
The company has previously said it was developing its own backup operating system, in case Huawei was ever blocked from using US software.
In an interview in March with the German publication Die Welt, Richard Yu, the head of the company’s consumer division said the company had a “plan B”. He said: “We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these systems, we would be prepared.”
Huawei, which relies on chips from the US, has reportedly been stockpiling the chips and other components in anticipation of the ban. In an interview on Saturday, the Huawei CEO, Ren Zhengfei, said the company would be “fine” without US chips.

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Google’s move comes after the Trump administration officially added the telecoms manufacturer to a trade blacklist on Thursday, declaring a national economic emergency to ban the technology and services of “foreign adversaries”. The blacklist immediately led to restrictions that will make it extremely difficult for the firm to do business with US companies.


In another development in the growing trade war between the two countries, Trump claimed in an interview on Fox on Sunday night that his policy of imposing tariffs on Chinese goods was already bearing fruit by encouraging companies to move manufacturing to other countries.


The latest restrictions are likely to hit Huawei’s European business, its second-biggest market, because it licenses many of its mobile phone services from Google in Europe.


Geoff Blaber, the vice-president of research at market research firm CCS Insight, told Reuters: “Having those apps is critical for smartphone makers to stay competitive in regions like Europe.”


Google’s suspension follows a report last week calling for Huawei to be prevented from supplying 5G mobile networks in the UK, because its operations are “subject to influence by the Chinese state”.


The research, by a Conservative MP and two academics, said a decision announced by Theresa May last month, after a fraught meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), to allow the company to supply “non-core” equipment should be overturned because using the company’s technology presents “risks”.


In the report by the Henry Jackson Society thinktank, the authors claimed Huawei “has long been accused of espionage” – a claim repeatedly denied by the firm – and noted that “while there are no definitely proven cases”, a precautionary principle should be adopted.


The British government has been pressured by partner intelligence agencies in the US and Australia to reconsider letting the Shenzhen-based multinational participate in the UK’s 5G network.


In April, May provisionally approved the use of Huawei technology for parts of the networks after a meeting of the national security council (NSC). A leaked account of the meeting said five cabinet ministers raised concerns about the company.




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Robert Strayer, a deputy assistant secretary at the US state department, warned last month that the UK’s proposal to adopt Huawei technology risked affecting intelligence cooperation with the US. He claimed the Chinese firm “was not a trusted vendor” and any use of its technology for 5G was a risk.


Australia, which also shares intelligence with the UK, has already moved to ban Huawei as a supplier for its future 5G network.


Huawei has always insisted it is a privately held company, independent of the Chinese state, owned largely by its employees, and has worked supplying phone technology in the UK for 15 years without problems.
 

FreeCountry

MPA (400+ posts)
$100 billion company is about to go down the drain. All because of Trump and his fears.

This is all out war on China. Perhaps, China should attack Afghanistan and form a new block with Pakistan, Iran, Turkey & Afghanistan.
 

FreeCountry

MPA (400+ posts)
If it was so easy to move iphone production to a 3rd country it would have been done earlier. If any one thinks that any country at the moment can match the manufacturing supply chain of China then they are severely mistaken.
What China will and won't do remains to be seen.

They tried to move iphone production but cost of building new facility was unbearable for Apple, especially when their stocks have been falling.
 

FreeCountry

MPA (400+ posts)
They do have their own version of Andorid that won't be a problem they also make thier own chip so no problem there as well only thing and not a minor issue is the unavailability of Google play store and services so for people outside of china that would be a big draw back. Inside China Google is already not available so they have an eco-sytem which doesn't depend on Google play store so chinese consumers won't be affected. Huawei will take a hit outside of China and in general people will become wary of using Android devices.
Microsoft had a pretty decent mobile OS but couldn't compete in terms of Apps available on App store and I don't see developers developing their app versions specifically for Huawei.


Huawie already stocked their American hardware components for 12 months. It will give them enough time to make a new strategy.
 

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