A huge blow for the Chinese tech giant Huawei – banned by Google

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Huawei, one of China’s fastest growing and most prominent smartphone companies, has been “slaughtered” by Google. The US giant has banned Huawei from delivery of major software and tech services on Android, reports The Financial Times.

Just in 2018, Huawei has shipped more than 200 million phones, all of which run on Google’s Android. The restriction that Google is putting on Huawei essentially limits Huawei’s user from accessing many apps that run on Android. So, Huawei customers will have access to the more basic features of Android – the publicly available one.

According to Reuters and the Financial Times, the restriction from Google comes right after the US government added the Chinese tech giant to a list of 44 Chinese companies that are subject to US export controls. The reason? These 44 entities pose a “significant risk” to the US national security.

On its part, Huawei, as one of the most important partners of Android, commented:

Huawei will continue to provide security updates and aftersales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those that have been sold or still in stock globally.

The implications that come from the enactments from the Trump’s Administration may have profound effect on the global tech arena, especially through the highly globalized field that software/smartphones is.

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