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Google Restricts Huawei’s Access to Android After Trump Order

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The move could hamstring the Chinese tech giant if it prevents the firm’s customers from getting the latest versions of services such as Maps and Gmail.
LONDON — The Chinese technology giant Huawei on Monday began feeling painful ripple effects of a Trump administration order that effectively bars American firms from selling components and software to the company.
Huawei said that Google was cutting off its access to support for many Android hardware and software services. The move, in response to last week’s announcement in Washington, could hamstring Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, if it ultimately restricts access to the latest versions of popular Google services such as Maps and Gmail.
Google said its services would continue to function on existing Huawei devices. “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” the American company said. Google’s decision to halt work with Huawei was first reported by Reuters.
In isolating Huawei, the Trump administration is escalating a trade dispute with Beijing and harming a company that the American authorities have long accused of posing a national security risk — charges that Huawei has vehemently denied. After struggling to convince allies like Britain and Germany to block the use of Huawei telecommunications equipment, the Trump administration is now undermining Huawei’s business by cutting off its access to crucial American suppliers, including chip makers.

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