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Google cedes ties with Huawei after Trump’s order

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Google has cut off business ties, relating to use of its technologies, with Huawei following an order by U.S. President Donald Trump.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports a source told Reuters Huawei would not be able to use hardware, software and technical services of Google except those publicly available via open source licensing.

The Trump administration on Thursday added Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to a trade blacklist, immediately enacting restrictions that will make it extremely difficult for the company to do business with U.S. counterparts.

“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications. For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices.

“Huawei will only be able to use the public version of Android and will not be able to get access to proprietary apps and services from Google,” the source said.

However, onwers of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google.

Huawei was not immediately reachable for further comment.

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