Google cuts ties with Huawei following trade blacklisting

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Google's parent company, Alphabet, has reportedly suspended some of its business with Huawei, in a potential big blow to the Chinese technology giant that the government of the United States has sought to blacklist around the world.
The suspension involves the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters news agency on Sunday.
olders of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google, a Google spokesperson said, confirming earlier reporting by Reuters.

"We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications," the Google spokesperson said.
"For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices," the spokesperson said, without giving further details.
he suspension could hobble Huawei's smartphone business outside China as the company will immediately lose access to updates to Google's Android operating system. Future versions of Huawei smartphones that run on Android will also lose access to popular services, including the Google Play Store and Gmail and YouTube apps.

"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," the source said. ... 55266.html

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Wed May 22, 2019 3:01 am

Hopefully a true and honest announcement from Alphabet.
The stakes involved economically and strategic will impact the US economy and security for possibly a generation.

To believe technology parity that with the current Chines gov is acceptable is conseeding defeat on so many levels.

In the 24 hour world we now live some nation has to be the “big dog” and carry a big stick. Don’t like it doesn’t matter that’s just human / nation state way of things.
I always will advocate for it being the US. Because still it is the only nations policies an American has a chance of effecting.

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