Google has suspended relations with Huawei after the President Donald Trump vetoed On May 15, all relations with the Chinese telecommunications giant, according to a Reuters report published on Sunday, May 19.
According to the news agency, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, suspended all business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services, except those that are publicly available for open source software licenses.
The order that Google would be a response to the executive order ordered by Donald Trump last week in which he declared as a national emergency the participation of an adverse foreign company in communications networks, technology and services. The decree, called Protection to the supply chain of information and communications technologies and services, avoids any foreign involvement in the networks of any operator in the country and comes after the rumors that Trump could veto Huawei.
One of the sources of Reuters He said that Huawei devices will lose access to Android updates and the next cell phones of the Asian firm will lose access to Google applications and services such as Gmail or the Google Play store. "Huawei can only use the public version of Android," one of the sources told the agency.
"We are complying with the order and reviewing its implications," a Google spokesperson told CNET. "For the users of our services, Google Play and the security protection of Google Play Protect will continue to work on current Huawei devices."
Trump's decree came after the United States sued the company last January, arguing that Huawei conspired to steal intellectual property from T-Mobile and then obstruct the delivery of justice, in addition to 13 other charges against him. of the company and its general director of finance Meng Wanzhou. The Trump government has also, apparently, pressured its allies to veto Huawei based on the company's supposed links to the Chinese government.
The termination of relations could affect Huawei in its mission to become the leading manufacturer of cell phones by volume worldwide, a position that Samsung currently occupies. Huawei needs Google to be not only the provider and manufacturer of Android, the most used mobile operating system in the world present in more than 2,000 million devices, but also to have a suite room of highly used apps like YouTube, Google Drive, Gmail and Chrome.
However, according to reports, Huawei would have predicted such a situation and would be working on its own operating system for smartphones. Although the company has not confirmed this development, the company does have its own cloud between devices, has recently improved the synchronization and communication between them and has own calendar apps, photography, navigation, among others.