Google has ended support for Huawei devices globally.
Google has ended support for Huawei devices globally.(Photo: The Quint)
  • 1. What's The Problem?
  • 2. What About Those Using a Huawei?
  • 3. Is There a Plan ‘H’?
  • 4. Should the Chinese Worry?
  • 5. And What About India?
Google Ends Huawei’s Android Support: Five Things You Need to Know

The second largest smartphone brand in the world (according to the latest IDC report) has been hit with a major hammer blow as American tech giant Google has decided to terminate Android services, updates and technical support for Huawei devices globally from here on.

This decision comes amidst a feisty trade battle waging between the US and China. Huawei seems to be the scapegoat of this fallout.

Since there’s a lot at stake for both parties, here are five things you need to know about the fallout between Google and Huawei.

  • 1. What's The Problem?

    The Trump administration had raised concerns over Chinese companies like ZTE and Huawei attempting to extract sensitive information from American companies and this move seems to show how serious America is about its security.

    The US has accused these companies of spying for the Chinese government riding on the extensive telecommunications network and growing hardware market that ZTE and Huawei cater.

    Also Read : Trump Issues Executive Order Apparently Aimed at China’s Huawei

    US house committees have labeled both the companies as security threats in 2012. Other companies like Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Xilinx Inc and Broadcom Inc have also been asked to sever ties with Huawei until further notice.

    The US is willing to fall behind global competition in terms of telecom technology and customers as Huawei is one of the leaders in that segment, but it’s not willing to compromise on its privacy.

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