Huawei faces a problem if it wants to continue using Android on its devices

Huawei without Android Huawei It has become the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in terms of sales, but that could change in the future. The problem is that Google, the company that has long been part of Alphabet Inc, will stop providing hardware, software and technical services to the Chinese giant. The only thing that will continue to provide you, and because you have no choice, is everything that is under an open source license.

And it is not that Google has a problem with Huawei, but it is because of what is known as the Trump Administration, which has put the Chinese company on a blacklist, along with other companies. The problem that Huawei now faces is that the devices that they manufacture from now on will not be able to update to the latest versions of Android officially, nor will they be able to use Google services. If we like privacy, we may think that the latter is not a problem, but it is when we remember that Google Play, the Android application store, is one of the services of the search engine company.

Existing Huawei can continue to be updated

Devices that are already on the market will not be affected by this measure. That means that, just as said a spokesperson, "For users of our services, Google Play and Google Play Protect security protections will continue to work." But what about future devices? What will happen is that Huawei will have to get by without the official Google store.

If the different versions of Android for computers have taught us something, it is that you can live without Google Play and Google services. Some of these versions offer directly Aptoide like app store, while others like RaspAndFoot, they offer an application that downloads the apps from Google Play directly, but only the free ones. But that Google does not send hardware to them will make the development of Android by the Chinese manufacturer ... less easy. We will have to wait to see the real impact of this measure, but the future of Huawei is dark.


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  1.   Miguel said

    The one that loses the most is Google, which shows that it is a CIA company at the service of Trump, instead of being a global company.

    It will be very easy for Huawei to get a free fork of Android, and with the backing of an economic and technological giant such as China it can be the free alternative that we have sought for years.

    And it is not necessary to pirate stores "Aptoide" style, but Huawei can make its own Amazon style store and use its 20% of the market to take a good floor from Google and earn a lot of money.

    1.    pablinux said

      Hello Miguel. Of course you can create your own store, but the one that has EVERYTHING is the official one.

      I also think that the one that loses the most is Google.

      A greeting.

  2.   Diego German Gonzalez said

    Wathsapp can be downloaded from the application website. Telegram is in F-Droid and Gmail can be used from K9 or any other mail application. Perhaps the problem can occur with Google Drive or some Pokemon Go type game. But the Japanese are not going to give up the Chinese market so it can surely be downloaded from another store.
    Apple is also a North American company so it will surely have to restrict its operations in China.
    Trump just took over the US leadership in mobile software

  3.   Jonatan said

    This is a wake-up call to the other companies: Samsung, LG, etc. And a wake-up call to people so that once and for all they realize that you NEVER have to trust "the cloud". If these things happen between Google and Huawei (COMPANIES THAT MOVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS), can you imagine for ordinary mortals? it is not at all secure in the cloud and it was a terrible mistake to give so much power to a monopoly company like Google.