Huawei responds to Google ban

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Huawei issued a quiet statement today on the news that Google would be restricting access to its software and services with immediate effect.

“Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry.

Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are 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.”

The Android Twitter feed has posted a note on the matter as well…

“For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.”

The Trump adminstration has added Huawei to its “entity list,” which blocks US companies from trading with designated companies unless they are granted a license. Google is reported to be reviewing the law.