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Google pulls Huawei's Android License.

Updated: Sep 23, 2019


Google restricts Huawei from using Android OS

Google has barred the world's second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company.


This, according to reports from The Verge and Reuters, is an action taken by Google based on the US Commerce Department’s decision to place Huawei on the ‘Entity List’ which is a list of companies that aren’t allowed to buy technology from US companies without government approval.


Replying to the matter, a Google spokesperson said to The Verge, “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications.”

Also the Android Team replied on Twitter regarding this,

But this won't actually affect the Huawei users immediately as they can still update the google apps and services.

In a comment to Reuters, a spokesperson for Google said, “Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices.”

But the devices made by Huawei in future may might not come with any Google services or functionality.

As the License of Huawei is cutoff from using the Android, they will now only be allowed to access the Android Open Source Project, which means they will not have the access to the Google Apps or their services in their Android Devices. Moreover, the company will only be able to push security updates after they’ve been merged into AOSP.


Huawei always stated that their company is not maintained by the Chinese Government. But things were not going well for the Huawei in US as they were putting pressure on the company. However, this latest setback is not something Huawei didn't predicted as the company was already working on its own OS in case they get banned from using Android.