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Huawei smartphone will no longer get Android updates from Google

Huawei deals with a blow as Google has cut all Android updates that will cause Huawei to lose access to all Google apps and updates.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 20, 2019 11:50 IST
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Huawei smartphone will no longer to get Android updates from Google

Huawei, the Chinese firm is dealing with a blow as Google has cut the phone makers Android updates that will cause Huawei to lose access to popular Google apps.

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This comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with and require a licence for the same.

Google said in a statement, "complying with the order and reviewing the implications".

Huawei has not commented on this issue. According to bgr.com report, Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei's consumer products division two months ago had told a German newspaper that the beleaguered Chinese smartphone brand had been prepping a mobile OS as a kind of Plan B if the company ever got cut off by Google from relying on Android.

With this move from Google, the company has lost its Android licence that won't be getting Android updates nor the future handsets would have Google apps or Google Play Store. Also, the new Huawei devices would no longer have apps like YouTube and Maps.

Huawei will still be able to use the version of the Android operating system available via open source licence.

Ben Wood, from the CCS Insight consultancy, said the move by Google would have "big implications for Huawei's consumer business".

(With IANS inputs)

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