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Google v Huawei hits millions of smartphone users

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Will Huawei phones be able to receive Android updates??

The list was made following an executive order signed up US President Donald Trump. Why?

Because of this ban, Huawei will be able to use only the public version of Android - Android Open Source Project (AOSP) - for its current and upcoming devices.

Lu Kang from the Chinese foreign ministry says his country will take measures to make sure its businesses' rights are safeguarded.

Industry expert Tristan Rayner, senior editor with the Android Authority news website, said the block means security updates to Huawei phones from Google will stop, and, as a result, future devices may lack the reliability of other Android phones. In layman's, Huawei would lose access to Android updates for existing phones as well as access to Google services for any upcoming devices.

Nevertheless, Google's decision could have an adverse impact on Huawei's sales outside of China, particularly in the West.

The company has said that it will continue to support all of its existing devices with security updateds and after sales service, you can see the statement below.

Huawei is the world's second largest smartphone maker after Samsung.

Making matters worse for Huawei, other major USA tech giants like Qualcomm, Intel, and Broadcom have also informed Huawei that they will not be providing them with software or hardware products and services until further notice. The US is cracking down on Chinese technology companies, reports The Verge.

Huawei's devices in China do not have Google apps, but the move could hugely damage the brand's appeal to consumers in other markets. Some Google services, including Google Play and security software will still function on existing Huawei smartphones.

Huawei has recently faced global scrutiny over allegations that the company is linked to the Chinese government and has been conducting surveillance on its behalf.

If this trade ban between Huawei and other USA companies is not lifted soon, the Chinese government might take a similar decision in retaliation.

Ben Wood, from the CCS Insight consultancy, said the move by Google would have "big implications for Huawei's consumer business".

"We have prepared our own operating system, if it turns out we can no longer use these systems, we will be ready and have our plan B", Huawei CEO Richard Yu. Chip experts have questioned Huawei's ability to continue to operate without United States help.

This essentially neuters the OS that will run on future Huawei phones.

Huawei has repeatedly denied all allegations its equipment could be used for espionage and ties to its native government beyond paying taxes, but the U.S. and Australia have both banned its equipment from use in their respective forthcoming 5G networks.

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