Google has blocked Huawei from some updates to the Android OS, a big shock to the Chinese company. The move comes after the United States added the company to a list (Entity List) of companies that US firms cannot trade with unless they have a license. It means Huawei can’t purchase equipment from the US companies without prior government approval. Google said it was “complying with the order and reviewing the implications”.
What does this mean for you?
Huawei devices will no longer get Google’s monthly/quarterly security updates, major OS update (Android 10 Q), and technical support. Additionally, any future devices will no longer have apps such as Google, Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.
Existing Huawei device owners will be able to update apps and push through security fixes, as well as update Google Play services.
Huawei can still use the version of the Android operating system available through an open source license. Huawei uses Google’s AOSP to make EMUI’s core structures as well as release software updates to its devices in China, where Google services are not available.
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If you want me to say frankly – The $1100 smartphone you just spent won’t get any software update from now and it is very bad as a new smartphone user, same for $1050 device.
Let’s wait for it to resolve as soon as possible or else we will die without a software update. Let me know what do you think about the current situation. Drop your comments below.