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Google suspends Huawei's Android support

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By douglassilva, Junior Member on 20th May 2019, 12:54 AM
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Huawei was already facing serious trouble following the Trump administration's de facto ban, but it might get considerably worse. Reuters sources claim Google has suspended transactions with Huawei that require transferring proprietary hardware and software, hobbling much of its smartphone business outside of China. It "immediately" loses access to future OS updates beyond the Android Open Source Project, according to the insider, and upcoming phones would have to go without official apps like the Google Play Store and Gmail.

The company is still "internally" discussing which services are going away, the source said. Google would cut off all tech support and collaboration for Android and services, however.

We've asked Google for comment. If accurate, though, the suspension would represent a serious blow to Huawei's mobile efforts. Although this shouldn't dent the company's Chinese business much (it can't use Google apps in the country), it depends on access to Google apps to remain competitive with devices like the P30 Pro. So long as the US blacklisting persists, Huawei might have to rely on third-party apps and services just to offer fully functional handsets -- and there's no guarantee customers will be receptive to the change.

Updates for Play Services and apps will still go through, as they don't require that Google interacts with Huawei. OS and security updates, however, are strictly off-limits.
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20th May 2019, 06:10 AM |#2  
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I'm reeling because I JUST bought a Huawei phone (Y6 2019) overseas (El Salvador). However, most of my dealings are with companies in the U.S., like BofA, Amazon, eBay, etc. My son keeps me connected to his media and the rest of my family is there. What can we expect to happen if Google decides to cut Huawei's connecting it's customers from non-open services??
And, for instance, my BofA app might not work unless I have certain security apps in place.
Will rooting my phone be a workaround?
Gah! Glad I can claim I DIDN'T vote for the orange creature.
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24th May 2019, 10:18 AM |#3  
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Is there a alternative solution for this problem for Huawei phones
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