Google Says Its Services on Huawei Phones Will Still Function; Chinese Tech Giant Promises Continued Support

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Google Says Its Services on Huawei Phones Will Still Function; Chinese Tech Giant Promises Continued Support

Meanwhile, Huawei has said it would continue to provide security upgrades and services for its smartphones and tablets.

Google, a component of Alphabet, stated Monday it’s tasked with and”reviewing the implications” of the requirement for export licenses for technology sales to Huawei Technologies.

Last week’s order follows US government offenses that Huawei, the largest manufacturer of network equipment for mobile companies and the No. 2 worldwide smartphone manufacturer, is a safety risk.

“We promise you while we are complying with US gov’t demands, services like Google Play & safety from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device,” Google stated on Twitter.

“We have made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world,” a Huawei spokesman said on Monday.

“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales solutions to all present Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and who are still in stock globally.

“We shall continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, so as to provide the ideal experience for all users globally,” he added.

Huawei, which utilizes Google’s Android operating system, is the No. 2 global smartphone manufacturer by variety of handsets offered, supporting South Korea’s Samsung Electronics.

Google enables smartphone makers to use Android and its basic services for free. Industry analysts state that means that they wouldn’t be impacted by curbs on sales or business interaction.

Transfer of hardware, software or services to Huawei or technical interaction with the Chinese firm would be restricted from the US order a week. It took effect Thursday and demands government approval for all purchases of American microchips, applications and other components globally by Huawei and 68 affiliated companies. Huawei says that amounted to $11 billion in products last year.

The US government says Chinese suppliers including Huawei and its smaller rival, ZTE, pose an espionage threat because they are legally beholden to China’s ruling Communist Party. But American officials have shown no proof of any Huawei equipment serving as intentional conduits for espionage from Beijing.

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