Google has announced that it will no longer provide android services to the Chinese firm Huawei. Popular services like Google Play Store, Gmail, Chrome browser, and YouTube will no longer be accessible on future versions of Huawei devices. However, current owners of the electronics will continue to use Google services as usual.
Huawei is the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer. In 2018, the company shipped over 200 million phones across the globe. It mainly uses the Android operating system on its phones.
Google’s statement follows President Trump’s decision to blacklist Huawei in the US. The company’s spokesperson told Reuters, “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications.”
Other American companies such as Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Xilinx have also reported that they will no longer supply crucial hardware and software services to the Chinese based phone company.
The declarations by major technology firms are likely to affect Huawei substantially. As per a Reuters report, Chip experts have questioned Huawei’s ability to continue in business without input from the US. Nonetheless, business in China will not be affected by Google’s decision as its services are already banned in the Asian nation.
Huawei has been putting measures to mitigate the adverse effects of such a ban by American service providers. The firm has been developing its technology. Huawei device users will continue to access the publicly available version of the Android Operating System.