Google said now that present users of Huawei Android devices can continue to utilize Google Play app store, providing some relief to tens of thousands of consumers globally even as it stays unsure if the Chinese technology giant will have the ability to use this fully-functioning variant of Android in its own future mobiles.
The announcement comes following Reuters reported about Sunday which Google is suspending several companies with Huawei, the planet’s second-biggest smartphone manufacturer that sent over 200 million handsets this past year. The report asserted a point not addressed by Google, that Android apparatus from Huawei won’t operate Google Mobile Services, a plethora of services provided by Google such as Google Play Store, along with email customer Gmail. A Huawei spokesperson said the organization is looking into the situation but has nothing to talk beyond this.
“For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device,” the Android Twitter account said on Monday.
It is a significant drawback for Huawei, which unless solved within the upcoming few weeks, could interrupt its mobile business beyond China. The very best Android mobile seller, which will be currently grappling with controversy over safety issues, might need to rethink its applications plan for prospective phones if there’s absolutely no resolution. Dearth — or delay in shipping — of prospective Android upgrades would also harm the provider’s reputation among its clients around the world.
“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
“Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry,” a spokesperson said.
“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or still in stock globally.”
Both technology businesses find themselves in this embarrassing position as a consequence of the most recent development in the continuing U.S-China trade warfare. Huawei and 70 of its affiliates are placed in an”entity list” from the U.S. Commerce Department over domestic security issues, necessitating local giants like Google and Intel to take consent from the authorities before conducting business with the Chinese company.
Huawei might have foreseen this. A company executive disclosed lately that Huawei had assembled its Android-based functioning system if a prospective event prevented it by utilizing existing systems. Feb Reuters, Huawei also can continue to utilize AOSP, the open source Android working system which ships stripped off Google Mobile Services. And on paper, it may also likely have a app shop of its own. But persuasive enough stakeholders to create their apps on Huawei’s shop and push upgrades could prove unbelievably challenging.