Google Mobile Security alert for Huawei users

Huawei phone users across the world are hereby informed that Google has chosen to suspend the transfer of proprietary hardware and software to the Chinese vendor from now-on resulting in the suspension of future support to Google apps and all future operating system updates on the said devices.

Technically it means that the phone company will be losing access to all future OS updates on an immediate note via the Android Open Source Project. So, all those phone buyers who choose to buy Huawei smartphones from now on might have to use the device minus the official apps like the Google Play Store, Gmail, Youtube and Google Maps.

Scribes at Cybersecurity Insiders have learned that the decision was taken by Google based on the pressure from Trump Administration. However, the tech giant is rethinking on the ban and might loosen its stand a bit in the next few weeks.

But for now, it almost confirmed that all the tech support and collaboration for Android and services on Huawei mobile devices has been suspended.

News is also out that American Silicon Chip makers Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom have also decided to follow Google in banning Huawei from their customer’s list. So, the Chinese vendor has no other choice other than to stockpile the silicon wafers before the ban comes into full effect from early next month.

A source from Bloomberg has confirmed that all the suppliers of Intel and Qualcomm chips have received an official word from their respective company’s that they have to freeze the supply deals with Huawei in next few days until further notice.

So, Huawei will be trying hard to stockpile chips from US Suppliers to last at least for 3 months, after which it will look for an alternative.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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