Published: Tue, June 11, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Google to ban Huawei's access to Android

Google to ban Huawei's access to Android

Huawei heavily relies on Google as it uses Android OS on its smartphones.

Huawei appears to be preparing for the USA government's ban to go back in place come mid-August.

The Facebook prohibition by disparity petitions to any Huawei phone that has not yet exited the factory as per the person intimate with the matter.

The comments came after Google said it would partially cut off Huawei devices from its Android operating system to comply with the United States restrictions on Huawei. We have seen major companies like Google, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, ARM, among others, suspend and halt their business with Huawei.

The ban could lead to a "dramatic reduction" in the number of companies that would be able to supply the government, and would disproportionately affect USA companies in rural areas where Huawei gears were popular, Russell T. Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in letters to Vice-President Mike Pence and 9 Congressmen.

Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Information Consumption Alliance, said Google's argument is motivated by concerns that Huawei's self-developed operating system will reduce Android's dominance in the global smartphone market. Now, Huawei is courting developers for its new app store called AppGallery. After August, all its new phones will not have access to the Google Playstore as well the Facebook apps.

Step one: Huawei forks Android, creating a version that no longer includes Google's services. Huawei is said to be intensively testing the OS to ensure all bugs are ironed out before the release.

Huawei was added to the entity list of banned companies covered by the national emergency Trump declared last week, which gave him the power to regulate commerce to ostensibly protect national security. However, Google's Play store and all Google apps will still be obtainable for present models of Huawei's phone involving those which are yet to be shipped or even been constructed.

After the ban was imposed, Google suspended business with Huawei, cutting it off from potential updates to Android. Google says the Android hybrid is likely to contain bugs, making it more vulnerable to hacks and threatening the security of millions of Huawei handsets in the U.S. and worldwide.

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