Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google

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    Phone maker Huawei has been cut off by Google from updates to the Android operating system, after it was added to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with without a licence.

    According to a BBC report, the move by the Trump administration means that new Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps.

    Google said in a statement that it was “complying with the order and reviewing the implications” however, Huawei has declined to comment.

    The move by Google, as reported by Reuters, means Huawei loses Google’s security updates and technical support, and any new devices would no longer have apps such as YouTube and Maps.

    Huawei can still use the version of the Android operating system available through an open source licence.