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Google suspends business with Huawei

Google suspends business with Huawei

Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical service, besides those that are open via licensing. Huawei is a Chinese telecommunicator service. The government’s decision to blacklist the Chinese company around the world may be a major blow to the Chinese.

According to Reuters, “Trump believes that the Chinese and Huawei could use their services to spy and get information on Americans. Though, this doesn’t seem like a huge deal to your average American, it is a big deal for the Chinese tech giant Huawei. With the new policies in place, “Chipmakers including Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Xilinx Inc and Broadcom Inc have told their employees they will not supply critical software and components to Huawei until further notice.”

Current holders of Huawei smartphones will continue to be able to download app updates from the Google Android operating system, but new phones coming out of China will not. “Huawei will only be able to use the public version of Android and will not be able to get access to proprietary apps and services from Google,” such as Google play and Gmail. With these restrictions, “The extent to which Huawei will be hurt by the U.S. government’s blacklist is not yet known as its global supply chain assesses the impact. Chip experts have questioned Huawei’s ability to continue to operate without help from the United States.”

To read more on the matter and how it may affect the Chinese technology market, read more.

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