Google has moved to stop its business activity with Huawei. Disclosed on Monday 20, the U.S tech multinational decided to place a hold of its Android mobile operating system – most especially in the area of transferring hardware and software services. The move was made by Google in order to comply with Washington’s consensus of placing Huawei on the Entity List. Implying, American organizations like Intel, Qualcomm will have to obtain a license before selling products to the Chinese Firm. Undoubtedly, this is a huge fall back to the Chinese tech, most especially as its planning on becoming the top players in the history of smartphones worldwide.
Could Huawei Want this – Do they?
While Huawei will no longer have the liberty to license Google’s proprietary Android operating system and other services that it offers, the cut off approach didn’t come as much as a shock to Huawei. It is however because the Chinese tech has equally been preparing for this sort of situation. Earlier in March, the company disclosed it had developed its own operating system.
“Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry,” Huawei spokesperson told CNBC, adding that the company is “evaluating the possible impact of this U.S. government action on consumers.”
Likewise, it was reported a few days back that Huawei has also been developing its own chip technology and had informed suppliers of building up a year’s worth of the crucial mechanisms to prepare for any issues related to the U.S.-China trade war.
“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or still in stock globally. We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally,” the spokesperson disclosed further.
Nevertheless, it is still a huge blow and a shocking surprise to the Chinese firm, which relies heavily on Android for the smartphones it, sells outside of China.