Whos’ living under a rock to not know fully about the Google- Huawei -Trump-China on-going feud? It’s me!
So many things are on a continuous loop with this particular topic so it has become impossible for me to stop at a point and collect all the information. But like it’s said its always important to keep up with the things going around you, so here I am, serving all the oven-baked news about the hot topic from the technology world.
Huawei Google Trouble; Where did it All Started From?
After the Trump administration blacklisted the Chinese firm, things have only gone worst for the smartphone company. This was a huge blow for the company which had been working hard to achieve the title of the biggest smartphone company by the end of 2020. Just a few weeks earlier, the Trump administration stopped American companies from selling the Chinese firm appliances without a US government license in a significant escalation of the trade war with China.
On this matter, the Google spokesperson said, “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications.” Huawei was previously relying on a suite of Google (GOOGL)services for its devices, including the Android system and the Google Play app store. But to its disappointment, the Silicon Valley giant, Google did the opposite.
Just a few days ago, Google announced that it is going to block the company from using Android applications on its phones. And this was a big thing.
The technology geeks around the world quoted this scenario as “alarming” and “problematic” for the Huawei consumers who will be unable to get support from Google and Android updates.
Which of the Huawei Phones are not Going to be Affected by the Ban?
Soon after Google’s announcement a panic could be seen among the Huawei users. However, the existing smartphones were unaffected by the announcement.
Here’s what the Android system official say on the matter:
This means anything from the recent Huawei P30 range release, the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, and previous devices are all going to work the same way.
Here are the lost of phonemes not affected by the ban:
- Huawei P30: P30 Pro, P30, P30 Lite
- Huawei P Smart
- Huawei Mate 20: Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 Lite, Mate 20 X
- Huawei P20: P20 Pro, P20, P20 Lite
- Huawei Mate 10: Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 10 Lite
- Huawei P10: P10 Plus, P10, P10 Lite
However, the future flagship smartphone of the company such as the upcoming Mate 30 range, which is slated for an October release, could lose access to crucial Android services, including Google Play, Maps, and the Gmail app.
Which Country’s Market is Going to Be Affected the Most After the Ban?
Knowing that blacklisted company’s phones are unavailable to the US market following the concerns by the US government of the company’s links to the Chinese government, the consumers of US won’t be affected by the nature of this ban. However, the biggest market of the company, UK, and Europe, are more likely to have an effect.
Already, networks in the UK are beginning to follow suit. EE has decided to omit Huawei’s Mate 20 X 5G handset from its 5G line-up while Vodafone has canceled an event based around its own 5G rollout.
Let’s conclude the matter until now. Now that the Trump administration imposed the an on Huawei gadgets, this doesn’t mean that smartphones belonging to the company are no longer Android phones. Android system is an open source and can be used by any mobile operating system. However, due to this ban, Google is no longer going to provide technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services to the Chinese firm.