Google breaks with Huawei: goodbye to Android and Play Store | Update

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Following the inclusion of Huawei, by the administration Trump, in blacklist of Chinese companies that I cannot operate on the US market, Google he would have communicated via his parent company A to have begun the procedures to interrupt the relationships of commercial collaboration with the Chinese giant. To communicate this indiscretion is the well-known and authoritative press agency Reuters which cites a reliable source that has delivered this information to you.

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20 Update /05 hours 11:32: the first declarations also arrive from Honor, for how much through Twitter in summary way.


20 / 05 hours update 10:25: Huawei has finally released the first official statements on the situation with Google.

"Huawei has made a substantial contribution to the development and growth of Android worldwide. As one of Android's leading global partners, we have worked closely with their open source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited both users and industry. Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphones and tablets, as well as those already sold and still available globally. We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem in order to provide the best experience to all users globally."

20 / 05 update hours 05: 26 : the Android team has made it clear that this provision will affect future models. Specifically, services such as Google Play and Play Protect will continue to work on devices already marketed. No details, however, on system updates.

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The first effect of this action will obviously fall on the world market since Huawei will no longer have access to the Google Play Store and to the suite of services of Google. In addition also the subsequent versions of Android may not arrive on the current and future smartphones of the Chinese company. This decision could also affect the sub-brand of Huawei or Honor.

It is important to point out that Android is a project Open Source that anyone can use and modify but Google offers, for a fee, development support and access to Google Play Store. Therefore the absence of such conditions would prejudice the correct use of theOS as it happens at present.

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This apocalyptic scenario is therefore becoming reality e Huawei, as anticipated in the past, it could run for cover by formalizing its Kirin OS that, as communicated several times by the company itself, is ready and working. This operating system, or a custom Android fork, was developed precisely to counteract the possible ban on Google to use its services. Huawei spends about 11 billion dollars every year in business relationships with US companies such as Intel, Qualcomm Google in the purchase of hardware and software components.

Waiting for a press release from Google and a statement by Huawei we take, despite the reliability of the news, this information with the benefit of the doubt and the hope that a solution will be found to this absurd and paradoxical situation in order to avoid a disaster in style ZTE. At the moment it is conceivable that the break between the two companies could only affect the new devices and not the current range, which however would remain the current version of Android.


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