Google’s Huawei Android Restrictions: How Will It Affect Us?

Google's Huawei Android Restrictions: How Will It Affect Us?
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Huawei emerged as a dependable and trustworthy name in the mobile arena. It provides users with the choice to select a phone other than iPhone or Samsung. The craze for iPhones was targeted by Huawei and the users pondered over the thought of buying Huawei. Why? Because they were getting all the latest feature in reasonable amount so Huawei became the smart opti0n. With the reports of Google’s Huawei Android restrictions, Huawei’s status in the mobile world is about to change.

Google has blocked Huawei’s future access to Android updates. This Huawei Android Restrictions will affect timely security updates and apps. As one of biggest mobile company, this block cast doubts on the future of Huawei (a Chinese smartphone manufacturer).

US President Donald Trump placed Huawei on the ‘entity list’, this placement will limit the business of American brands with Huawei and as a result, Google has been forced to limit Huawei’s access to Google Play Store and pose Huawei Android Restrictions. In future, Huawei’s users will not be able to gain access to Google functions, and Androids OS updates.

For Huawei users, Google’s statement is the most reassuring one. Google‘s statement issued to TechRadar states,

“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications. For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,”

The good news is that ‘current devices will continue to get the security updates and Google Play Store access as Google has promised to cater to the needs of the users. Furthermore, in a recent statement, Huawei confirmed that they will continue providing the security updates.

“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”

U.S. Commerce Department will allow Huawei Technologies to purchase American-made goods in order to maintain existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets, reported CNBC.

However, the company is still prohibited from purchasing any American parts and components needed to manufacture new products and smartphones without licensed approvals which are likely to be denied in the near future.

The ban is temporarily lifted till August,  so there is still hope that negotiations can be entered into with the US government, allowing the brand to prove itself ‘safe‘ and move out from the middle of the trade war between China and the US.