Google pressures Trump to allow Huawei to continue using Android

Huawei without Android

In mid-May, President Donald Trump signed a decree which lays the groundwork to prevent Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei from selling equipment in the United States.

The move aims to neutralize China's capacity of compromising US wireless networks and next-generation computing systems. The order prohibits the purchase, use or provision of any technology to entities controlled by a "foreign opponent" that could sabotage United States communications systems or create "catastrophic effects" on United States infrastructure.

As a result of these decisions, Google was one of the first American companies to align and remove Huawei from its Android license.

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According to the latest comments on this fight between Americans and Chinese, Google wants to back down.

In doing so, senior Google officials put pressure on the US government. To exempt the company from the Commerce Department's ban on selling components and software to Huawei.

Google wants to prevent the birth of a giant

Google is particularly concerned that the fact that Huawei smartphones can continue to distribute its system and this pushes the Chinese company to run on the path of an Android fork.

The folks at Google also point out that the Chinese countryside is likely to have better tech dominance with their modified version of the operating system.

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Another aspect that Google does not touch on in its argument is that which concerns your business. In fact, With US restrictions in place, Google loses (for the time being) a big customer.

Despite its absence in the United States, Huawei remains the world's second-largest smartphone provider and continues to bridge the gap with Samsung.

Based on recent statistics, Huawei smartphone sales increased in all regions and they ensure that:

"Huawei has been particularly successful in two of its largest regions, Europe and China, where smartphone sales grew by 69% and 33%, respectively"

Huawei in development of Hongmeng OS and an alternative to Google Play Store

Before all this scandal that occurred, Huawei had been preparing for a possible breakdown of relationships with Google and began to develop its own operating system.

Hongmeng OS is the name we know at the moment. The company has also filed several trademarks with the European Intellectual Property Office, suggesting that the OS name could change.

The operating system in development at Huawei since 2012 it would be compatible with Android apps, but so far nothing has been leaked as to whether it is a fork of Android.

On the other hand Huawei also took the initiative to develop an alternative to the Google application store.

The latter is apparently accessible for some time via Huawei and Honor devices. The Chinese company has positioned its application gallery as a way for application developers to enter China, the largest smartphone market to date, something to pique the interest of many in this market.

Europe is not left out in this project of configuring an alternative to PlayStore when we know how important Huawei is in this market. According to the figures that the Chinese company has revealed to developers, 50 million Europeans act as potential customers.

Therefore, the fact of leaving Huawei aside could be an evil that hides a great benefit for the Chinese firm in the long term.

It's probably a great opportunity for another Android Fork to stand out. With this, Huawei could give reins to initiatives to further weaken Google.

And it is that Huawei is already preparing to launch a range of smartphones at low prices with its own version of Android.


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  1.   Miguel Angel said

    I would love a fork of Android with official support from a big manufacturer. Huawei should also support free forks like LineageOS.

  2.   Miguel Mayol said

    Press? You should sue everything you lose both for the OS and for advertising - your true source of income - that you are going to lose, not only from Huawei but from all the brands that in how much they can flee from depending on US products and services that at whim they can be withdrawn.

    When it costs US voters the MAGA joke to pay $ 1000 more in taxes a year to compensate Alphabet shareholders - Google - these politicians will lose their desire to vote, but that brief will not fall.

    The good part is that alternatives to Google are going to be born in China and Europe, not only to their OSs, but to all their services by copying their offers. And whether or not Google succeeds, they will have to stop imposing fines for monopolies, and users will see improvements.

  3.   Aquiline said

    I've said it before. Huawei should support the development of systems like LineageOs. It would reduce its dependence on Google, it would achieve a much more customizable system and it would help reduce the fragmentation of versions that Android suffers from. If Huawei and Chinese and non-Chinese manufacturers know how to play their cards right, Google is going to curse the madman with the toupee for the remains.

    1.    Miguel Angel said

      When in the US they have to pay more taxes for Trumop's bad decisions, they will blame Latinos or immigrants.