According to Reuters, Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses.
Update: The US Department of Commerce has temporarily lifted the ban on US companies to collaborate with Huawei, allowing software updates to continue on Huawei phones. The license restores restrictions from the government and will allow Google to continue working with Huawei, allowing the Chinese brand to continue using Android in the same way as before until August 19, according to Reuters.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will lose access to updates to the Android operating system and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including Google Play Store and the Gmail app.
Without a doubt, this is a very heavy blow to the Chinese technology giant.
According to the source, specific details are still being discussed within Google.
Huawei’s lawyers are also investigating the impact of the US Department of Commerce’s actions, a Huawei spokesman said on Friday.
Huawei was not immediately reachable for further comments.
Huawei will continue to have access to the version of the Android operating system available through the open source license which is freely accessible to anyone wishing to use it.
But Google will stop providing technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services for Huawei in the future, the source said.