Singapore’s primary Chinese language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao recently reported that, with the ban that the U.S. government issued, Google paused the execution of some of its business agreements with Huawei. Other than Google’s open-source version of Android, Huawei can no longer use Google applications on Android, such as Gmail and Google Maps. This will have an immediate impact on Huawei’s cellphones sold internationally. The overseas handsets, even the latest next generation models, are not going to be able to visit Google’s Google Play application store and popular apps. Some of the details are still being discussed internally at Google. This is a direct result of U.S. Department of Commerce’s new rules on controls applied to direct business activities with companies that may threaten the U.S. national security. Huawei is one of the 68 companies in 26 countries that are included on the black list. Reuters reported the news and the chief of the U.S. online tech news site The Verge confirmed it.
Source: Lianhe Zaobao, May 20, 2019