Google to cease business with Huawei, OS and security updates will be cut-off


20th May 2019 – Following the de facto ban by the US Trump administration recently, Reuters confirmed that Google has suspended transactions with Huawei that require transferring proprietary hardware and software. It will have to launch new phone models in the future without Google Play Store and Gmail. Updates for Google Play Services and apps will still go through but OS and security updates will be cut-off.

This new suspension will not affect their business in China as the country bans Google apps anyway but elsewhere, it will become increasingly more challenging as Huawei might have to resort to third-party apps and services just to offer fully functional handsets — and there’s no guarantee customers will be receptive to the change.