Google will stop collaborating and providing Huawei with technical support for Android and Google services, including Google Play. “Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software, and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing.”
A piece of fresh news that has blown up the minds of Huawei owners. And with these, there is an expectation of a major blow to their smartphone market as reported by Reuters. Google has suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system in a fresh blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has sought to blacklist around the world. Google said it was complying with Trump’s executive order.
After Google’s decision to ban services for Huawei more American companies started following the same. Chipmakers like Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are stopping component supplies to the Chinese tech giant until further notice. This is a huge blow to the company’s future as a device maker.
With the breaking up of google with Huawei. The company could no longer use Google services which are mandatory to enjoy a full-fledged version of Android. it’ll only be allowed to use the open-source components of Android. which means Huawei could no longer use the Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube and many more. this will affect heavily the future devices and its run in the market. It is not clear if the present devices will have any change.
However, with chipmakers like Qualcomm and Intel banning their services for Huawei, it would be very difficult for the company to acquire modems and processors. Even though Huawei uses its own Kirin series of processors in its phones, it has to source other components from non-US companies to keep making devices.
The company’s CFO Ren Zhengfei told Japanese media last week that it will be fine even if the US companies don’t supply chips to Huawei.
We are not sure if this break up will last forever but if it is permanent Huawei will lose a mammoth of customers outside China.
It comes after the Trump administration officially added the telecoms manufacturer to a trade blacklist. Trump signed an executive order that put Huawei on blacklist known as “Entity list”. Effectively, the US-based companies are barred from doing any business with corporations on that list. Google, Qualcomm, and Intel’s bans are the result of that executive order.
They declared 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. This effectively barred Huawei from doing business with American companies like Qualcomm, Intel, and most importantly Google.
As per reports Huawei has been illegally engaged in leaking information. Although these companies with which Huawei could not work anymore are US based the implications are worldwide. Huawei doesn’t use Google services in China. So it seems to not have much effect but looking at their success in the global market Huawei may face great loss.
Huawei has been developing in-house alternatives to Android and Windows, specifically to try and address a situation such as the present one. Microsoft has not commented yet in the issue but it seems the company would follow the US government orders.
Huawei is likely to come with a rocking reply against its ban. And we don’t know how long the ban will last. And the effects of the ban will be dependent upon the longevity of the ban. Moreover, Huawei was precautious enough to build its own OS at an earlier stage.