Google, Intel and Qualcomm Turn Its Back on Huawei

Ciara Alarcon
Due to an alleged global security threat that hasn't been proven yet, the U.S. government took its war against Huawei on a higher level, as numbers of U.S. tech giants cut its operations with the Chinese mobile maker.

Google, Intel and Qualcomm Turn Its Back on Huawei
Google, Intel and Qualcomm Turn Its Back on Huawei  

Google has surprised almost everyone with its sudden decision to cut off the smartphone brand’s Android license, and as a result, Huawei is now restricted to using the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Meaning, the company now has no access to Google’s transfer of hardware, software, and technical services – except those publicly available through open source licensing.

It was confirmed, on the other hand, that current Huawei smartphones with Google apps can still access and download app updates provided by Google. So, current Huawei users have nothing to worry about – at least for now.

“Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,” the company explained.

Huawei vs U.S.
Huawei vs U.S.

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To make the road rockier for Huawei, other U.S. tech giants including Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcomm are also cutting off their businesses with Huawei, effective immediately, too.

Nevertheless, it's no secret that Huawei might already have its own operating system that could substitute Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows OS.

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Source: Business Insider, The Verge, Reuters

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