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    Google blocks all its access to Huawei

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    Back in 22nd January 2018, China and the United States have begun their trade war. This has affected the economies worldwide including Asia countries such as Malaysia. A few days ago, the United States President Trump adds Huawei into its trade blacklist called Entity List. This bans Huawei from doing any kind of business with US companies such as Google. Unless Huawei needs to get the US government approval ahead before conducting any business with the US companies.

    Now, according to Reuters, Google is blocking all its access to this Chinese tech giant which includes the transfer of hardware, software and technical services. Reuters says Huawei can only use the public version of Android. This means Huawei could not use Google’s proprietary apps and services. This includes the Google Play Store, Gmail, and YouTube. As part of this ban, Huawei future products will not have access to the Android operating system.

    At this moment, there is an assurance that existing Huawei smartphones will not be affected by this ban. All Google services will operate as usual on all Huawei’s devices. If you just bought Huawei’s P30 Pro, you don’t have to worry about this ban. Google is stopping mainly on its technical supports with Huawei.

    What’s next for Huawei?

    According to sources, Huawei is already working on developing its own operating system few years itself. Looks like Huawei is fully prepared for this kind of situation perhaps. If Huawei, develops its own operating system, then you don’t have to worry anymore, because China is always good at reverse engineering things. They could possibly come up with an operating system which is a hundred times better than Google’s Android operating system.

    In conclusion, Google has no choice other than banning its access to Huawei. Unless the US government removes Huawei from this ban, then Google will allow all its access to Huawei again. As for now, we just have to wait for more updates from either Google or Huawei. Stay tune for more updates on this issue.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.


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