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2019-05-20 10:32:05
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Huawei officially loses Google support

No more Android on the smartphone of the Chinese giant

In recent days, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive embargo order on Huawei. This means that the Chinese manufacturer will no longer be able to purchase hardware or software from the United States without the approval of the US government. The hardest hit certainly comes from the interruption of relations with Google, which for years has provided support for Android on Chinese smartphones.

Apparently the devices released so far will continue to enjoy Google Play and Protect services but the updates will cease. For future releases Huawei will inevitably have to think of a proprietary operating system, with all the risks involved. This is a huge economic blow, given the absolute dominance of Android on the non-Apple smartphone market and the absence of real competitors on the software side.

As if that were not enough, Huawei also loses the support of Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and Xilinx, the first two in charge of the production of processors, chipsets and modems for Chinese devices (computers, tablets, smartphones) , server, etc.). In essence, Huawei will have to get everything it needs for its next smartphone independently, and it will be a really difficult task. Not only for the undisputed quality of Android and components like Snapdragon but for the loss of credibility that this entails for the brand.

Despite the company claiming that it had been expecting the embargo for 6 years and having a B plan ready, the situation remains critical. Without the support of Android and Qualcomm, continuing with the sales numbers of the last fiscal quarter will be a real titanic undertaking. We look forward to further development of the matter.

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