Future Huawei devices will no longer have access to Google Play or other Google services
The third largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world is about to lose access to key services from Google that may dramatically reduce their potential market.
The official Android Twitter account tweeted this statement:
"For Huawei users' questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov't requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device."
This situation has come to pass due to an escalating trade war between China and the United States, with the U.S. government adding Huawei to a blacklist on trade. This blacklist is the main reason for Google's disallowing of Google Play services on future Huawei releases.
Huawei is still "studying the impact of the blacklist," according to a spokesperson for the company. The company will likely still be able to utilize its EMUI operating system alongside the open source components of the Android Open Source Project that do not use any of Google's services. Time will tell.
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