TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei along with Qualcomm and Intel after the US government has sought to blacklist the Chinese technology company around the world.
ZDnet reported that Google has ceased doing business with Chinese hardware maker Huawei, following the Trump administration’s decision to add the company to a trade blacklist, claims a Reuters report.
According to unnamed sources at Google, Huawei will lose access to updates, and future handsets will “lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.”
The report also claims that Google will no longer be providing Huawei with technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services.
Huawei will however continue to be able to have access to the Android OS via the open source license.
It seems that Huawei has been for “worst-case scenarios,” specifically losing access to Android, and has been working on its own operating system. However, it is unlikely that this platform would be as mature as Android, and app support is likely to be very limited.
Qualcomm and Intel as well as several major US corporations halted their business transactions with Huawei.
Qualcomm and Intel have reportedly joined Google in implementing President Donald Trump’s executive order that declared Chinese tech giant Huawei a national security risk, RT reported.
Following in the footsteps of Google, a number of top American chipmakers – including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom – halted their business transactions with Huawei, Bloomberg reports, citing insiders. The companies reportedly told their employees that no new shipments will be made “until further notice.”
In the meantime, Google has confirmed it was also “complying with the order and reviewing the implications” of the ban introduced by Trump under the pretext of national security. While Google has yet to make an official announcement, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is likely to lose access to Android operating system updates, while its forthcoming smartphones will be shut out of most Google apps and services.
Washington accuses Huawei of spying on behalf of the Chinese government, but the telecommunications giant consider the US officials’ rhetoric to be a blatant example of unfair market competition.