Google pulls Huawei’s Android license, forcing it to use the Open Source Version

Following the U.S.A. quelling on Chinese technology firms, Google has discontinued Huawei’s android license, dealing a large blow to the enclosed phone manufacturer.

A Google spokesperson said that “Google Play and it’s security protections Protect will still be active on existing Huawei devices.” meaning existing Huawei phones around the world won’t affected immediately by the decision, the updates later on for the phones also with phones yet to be manufactured by Huawei remains in question.

Huawei can use only the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), disconnecting the company off from important Google applicationss and services that users not in the region of China expect on Android devices. That also means Huawei will only use security updates for Android only when the AOSP version is out.

Let’s say the company decides to use its own system’s update, the feasibility of how this will affect the Android integrations that Huawei depends on is still unknown. But we will make necessary clarifications when we know the effects of  Google’s decision

Huawei has pressured seriously by President Trump and the US as a whole over fears that its equipment could be used by the Chinese government to spy on American networks. These fears have been under construction for a long time; In 2018, US intelligence agencies have made it clear that citizens should avoid using Huawei and ZTE devices.

Huawei affirmed that it will be wrong for the Chinese government to poison its equipment with backdoors, and it has remained optimistic about the future of its business. But this latest setback from Google makes it risky for the future of Huawei’s core mobile business.

The Chinese company already had plans to release their own operating systems this year. Unfortunately, they have been restricted from using both Android and Windows but given US fears about foreign interference, a home-made Operating System is likely to face even more scrutiny than Google’s software.

Source: TechCrunch

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