Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.
The move could hobble Huawei’s smartphone business outside China as the tech giant will immediately lose access to updates to Google’s Android operating system. The next version of its Android smartphones will also lose access to popular services including the Google Play Store and Gmail and YouTube apps.
The Chinese company also set a goal of developing its own versions of semiconductor devices, including high-end radio frequency and optical chips, for which it still relies heavily on U.S. vendors in two and a half years.
A bad day for Huawei