Google says apps will still function on Huawei devices after U.S. order
“We assure you while we are complying with all U.S. government requirements, services like Google Play and security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device,’’ Google’s Android operating system said on Monday.
Reports emerged over the weekend that Google and other U.S. corporations are cutting off Huawei as a result of new U.S. government measures against the Chinese company.
President Donald Trump’s administration has accused Huawei of helping Beijing to spy on other countries through the company’s growing telecommunications network.
The move is seen as part of a broader effort to keep Huawei out of the U.S. market.
“Google and U.S. chipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom have frozen the supply of software and critical components to Huawei,’’ Bloomberg News reported.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that China supported its companies and will “pick up the weapons of the law and defend its legitimate rights.”
The U.S.-China trade war earlier this month saw Trump raise tariffs on 200 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese imports.