- Google withdraws Huawei Android licenses
- Huawei and Honor smartphones affected
- All information in the overview can be found here
Update (21 May 2019, 9 clock) : Meanwhile, the United States have eased the trade barrier a little . By mid-August 2019 Huawei may therefore continue to source hardware from the US – and also deliver Android updates. The aim of the measure is to minimize the restrictions on users (and trading partners).
Update 2 (May 20, 2019, 12:46 pm): At the request of WinFuture, Huawei Germany has now commented on the Android ban: “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and services for all existing Huawei and Honor smartphones and tablets. This affects sold and stocked devices worldwide and we will continue to work on developing a secure and sustainable software ecosystem to deliver the best possible user experience worldwide. ” With the latter, the manufacturer could mean his own operating system , which should be in development for some time.
Intel and Qualcomm join
Update (May 20, 2019, 12:30 pm): It gets even worse for Huawei. Intel and Qualcomm are also responding to the political developments between the US and China. For the time being, the two companies will no longer supply Huawei, according to Bloomberg. Intel had previously sold chips to the smartphone maker, provided Qualcomm processors and modems. The chip manufacturers Xilinx and Broadcom continue their deliveries until further notice.
Huawei had already made arrangements in advance for the now occurring scenario. The company should have enough hardware components in stock to bridge the next three months. Huawei believes that business relations will resume as soon as an agreement is reached in the trade dispute.
This is a bang in the trade dispute between China and the US: Google withdraws Huawei’s license for Android. Future smartphones from the manufacturer should no longer get access to the Google Play Store. But even for already available devices there are effects.
Huawei is losing access to Android updates with immediate effect, reports Reuters. All new smartphones sold outside China will also be denied access to the Google Play Store and apps like Gmail and Maps. This probably also affects the subsidiary Honor, who wants to present their new smartphone Honor 20 on May 21, 2019 . Current smartphones like the P30 Lite or the Mate 20 Lite will also no longer receive security updates – and not Android Q.
Google fights against Android lock for Huawei
As Google announced via the Twitter account of Android, already available smartphones but continue to have access to the Play Store. In addition, the protection by Google Play Protect should continue to be maintained. So if you have a device like the Huawei P30, you do not have to worry about it. You can find the tweet at the bottom of this article.
Google has apparently not voluntarily committed the drastic measure. The company responded only to pressure from the US Department of Commerce. This has put Huawei on the black list of companies with which no trade may be operated. The search giant wants to officially file a complaint. Accordingly, it is within the realm of possibility that the ban will be lifted again in the future.