Google on Monday restricted the world's second biggest China’s smartphone maker, Huawei, from getting updates of Android operating system. The suspension came in effect after Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a license.
Google said it was "complying with the order and reviewing the implications". However, soon Huawei came into shield made and said to its users that it would continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or still in stock globally.
"We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally," it added.
Existing Huawei smartphone which are successfully running on android operating system will continue to get update for apps, as well as update for Google play service. But when Google launches the next version of Android later this year, it may not be available on Huawei devices.
Also, future Huawei phones may no longer have access to YouTube and Maps. Huawei can still use the version of the Android operating system available through an open source license.
Ben Wood, from the CCS Insight consultancy, said the move by Google would have "big implications for Huawei's consumer business".
In his first comments since the firm was placed on the list, Huawei chief executive Ren Zhengfei said, "We have already been preparing for this." He said the firm, which buys about $67bn (£52.6bn) worth of components each year, would push ahead with developing its own parts.
Recently Huawei faced a backlash from western countries, over possible risks make difficulty by using its products in next-generation 5g mobile networks. Several countries have raised concerns that Huawei equipment could be used by China for surveillance. However, Huawei refuses to admit these assumptions for them.
However, many countries have blocked many telecom companies from using Huawei products in 5g mobile networks.
As per officials of Huawei, "The company has been working hard on developing its own App Gallery and other software assets in a similar manner to its work on chipset solutions. There is little doubt these efforts are part of its desire to control its own destiny.”
This restriction by Google on Huawei could be very damaging in the west. And smartphone shoppers would not want an android phone that lacked access to Google’s play store.