An explosive report in Reuters claims that Google has suspended business with Huawei following its blacklisting by the U.S. government. If true, this could mark the end of Huawei’s smartphone and smart devices business.
Richard Pascoe explains to Ian on 5RM Breakfast that this is about the USA and China relationship.
“Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world,” the Reuters report claims.
As a result, Huawei will lose access to Android updates immediately. Future Huawei smartphones and devices will not be able to provide the Google Play Store or Google’s core smartphone apps like Gmail, Maps, and Calendar. And Google will no longer support its Android apps and services for the firm.
Huawei have made a statement :
“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.
We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”
What do I think will happen …..
Existing phones will be fine
Google have announced a 90 day reprieve.