Technology row as Google cuts off Huawei phones from accessing important android apps

Technology row as Google cuts off Huawei phones from accessing important android apps

- Trump's administration has accused Huawei of using its technology to spy on it

- The telco refuted the claims stating that its not being used by China to spy on US

- US wants Huawei to acquire a licence before it conducts business within its borders

- New phones will not have access to Playstore, YouTube and Google Maps

- The telco is working towards developing its operating system and app gallery

Telecommunication company Huawei has suffered a blow following a decision by Google to deny it access to key apps and security updates.

The move follows the ongoing tussle between the manufacturer and US government which has accused Huawei of using its technology for spy activities.

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According to a report by BBC on Monday, May 20, new phones produced by the teclo will not have access to key apps like Playstore, YouTube and maps.

The Donald Trump administration has thus added Huawei on a list of companies that must seek clearance and a license to trade with the US.

Experts have expressed concern that the move will deal a blow to the company arguing that smartphone users may not want to purchase devices without access to playstore and security updates.

It has, however, emerged that Huawei had foreseen the situation and it has plans afoot to develop its app gallery.

"Huawei has been working hard on developing its own App Gallery and other software assets in a similar manner to its work on chipset solutions. There is little doubt these efforts are part of its desire to control its own destiny," said Ben Wood, from the CCS Insight consultancy.

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In February 2019, Huawei bagged the best Smartphone award at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona by GSMA courtesy of its latest innovation, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro.

The company envisions to beat other market leaders and emerge world's best and top selling phone by 2020.

Its ambition has, however, been tossed in unsanitary as Google's move might have capacity to dislodge it from the course.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Huawei Technologies Co overtook Apple Inc to get the number two spot in the smartphones market, and close to displacing Samsung as the number one.

Huawei has been having a steady growth over Apple Inc and Samsung with its much received high-end devices, especially in the Chinese market.

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