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FOCUS: Google Revokes Android License to Huawei
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Google Revokes Android License to Huawei
By Rose Salas

BT 201907 FOCUS 01市场震荡
谷歌撤销华为的
Android许可

 

Google announced that Huawei Technologies was restricted to access updates to its Android’s operating system through Reuters on Sunday, May 19. The suspension of business took place after the strict implementation of the Trade Blacklist, which forbids having business with US companies without the approval of the government. The ban resulted to Google’s services being discontinued to future devices of Huawei, as they will no longer supply updates, and core apps like Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and Google Play Store will disappear.
 

The news made an agitating impact on all Huawei fans around the world, especially those who are using Google services. It is undeniable that Google is an essential requisite of an Android smart phone, and Huawei users cannot fully utilize their mobile phones without having access to Google’s Play Store. The announcement circulated in all social media platforms and became very shocking and indeed upsetting for all Huawei smart phone owners, because the majority of the consumers outside China use Google apps and its services; which is one of the reasons for buying an Android phone. Google said they only complied with the order when the Trump administration put Huawei Technologies to their Blacklist.
 

谷歌宣布,华为公司仅限于5月19日星期日前访问其Android操作系统的更新。美国政府禁令导致谷歌停止未来为华为的设备提供更新服务,如Chrome浏览器,Gmail,谷歌地图,YouTube和谷歌Play商店等核心应用都将在华为的设备上消失。

BT 201907 FOCUS 02What’s left for Huawei users?

The ongoing Huawei devices, which currently have access to the Google Play Store, can still download app updates through the store. Google Play and Google Play Protect will remain to function on all existing Huawei devices. They will continue to protect existing Huawei phones from different malware attackers. Huawei will not lose access to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which is Android’s free operating system and open-source license that is available for use for everyone.
 

The news brought disappointment to Huawei users from this appalling decision from Google. Nevertheless, the Chinese giant will continue to provide security updates, including after-sales services to all their existing Huawei products, whether it’s for existing smartphone and tablet products, or even those that are still in stock from its global shops. Huawei said that they have been preparing a contingency plan for the last few years. They have been proactive by developing its technology in the anticipation that they could be blocked from using Android. A few months back, Huawei revealed that they are ready in case Google will no longer open their doors to the partnership.
 

The cutting of ties from Google and other companies where Huawei purchases chips and hardware components, such as Qualcomm and Intel, is another compliance from the US government. Hence, they were prohibited from working directly for all technical, hardware, and software services for Huawei. It will inevitably cause massive disruption, particularly in Europe - which is the second biggest market, once the decision becomes explicitly final. Different opinions are airing on social media. A few commented that though Huawei will have its own operating system and app store, it will still take time for consumers to get by with the new concept. It might also open doors of opportunity for other brands like Xiaomi and OnePlus to dominate the market. However, HiSilicon, a division of Huawei, stated that they were ready for any ban.

BT 201907 FOCUS 03对华为用户意味着什么?
这一消息让华为用户对谷歌这一令人震惊的决定感到失望。尽管如此,这家中国巨头仍将继续为其所有现有的华为产品提供安全更新。华为表示,过去几年他们一直在制定应急计划,他们一直积极开发技术以便应对。
 

美国政府的另一项要求。是禁止高通和英特尔等芯片和硬件组建等其他公司直接为华为提供服务。一旦决定最终明确,它将不可避免地造成大规模的破坏,特别是在欧洲 - 这是华为的第二大市场。不同的意见正在社交媒体播出,一些人评论说,尽管华为将拥有自己的操作系统和应用程序商店,但消费者仍需要时间来应对这一新概念。然而,华为旗下的海思半导体表示,他们已准备好迎接任何禁令。

BT 201907 FOCUS 04US Delays Ban

Meanwhile, the US government revised their decision on Monday, May 21st, to put the ban on hold for approximately 90 days on existing hardware and software, to give time for the tech sector to adjust. The temporary 90-day exemption has been granted, so Huawei can purchase equipment and enable to complete the software updates and to alleviate the impact on existing smartphone owners. According to its founder, Ren Zhengfei, the effect of the suspension will be very big, and they are currently discussing emergency relief measures. US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, said, "The Temporary General License grants operators time to make other arrangements and the Department space to determine the appropriate long term measures for Americans and foreign telecommunications providers that currently rely on Huawei equipment for critical services."
 

The decision of the US to ban the collaboration, technology, and services from foreign adversaries is believed to be a warning to all Android phone companies. The challenge rises as Huawei will need to outwit and introduce to the public the alternative solution for the award-winning Google services. There is no press release yet on how Huawei will resolve this Android barrier and hurdles for their future device to appease the Google users. It will mean creating its own App Store that you can find in Huawei phones, as AppGallery. At the moment, global users are waiting for Huawei’s “Plan B.”
 

美国延迟禁令
与此同时,美国政府于5月21日星期一修改了他们的决定,将禁令搁置了大约90天,以便为科技行业争取时间。据华为创始人任正非的说法,延迟禁令的影响将非常大,他们目前正在讨论紧急救援措施。目前还没有关于华为如何解决这个障碍的新闻。目前,全球用户正在等待华为的“B计划”。

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