It is worth repeating that if you already own a Huawei or Honor device it will still have access to the Google Play Store and will still receive Google app updates, among others, as it does now.
The source told Reuters that Huawei will be limited to only accessing the open source public version of the Android operating system and will no longer have access to the proprietary apps and services from Google.
China's Huawei said existing smartphone users in Sri Lanka will continue to get support and would be able to download updates for Goggle applications, after the United States firm said it will cut ties with the telecom equipment maker.
Huawei is one of a number of phone manufacturers who use the Google-developed Android operating systems on its phones and tablets.
For Huawei users' questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent USA government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all U.S. gov't requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.
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Mueller's letter was not made public until late April, when portions were leaked to The Washington Post and The New York Times . Despite repeated claims that Mueller's findings exonerate him, the president has tweeted "Bob Mueller should not testify".
However, the U.S. companies now need to seek permission from the government before doing any business with Huawei.
Huawei is also the target of an intense campaign by Washington, which has been trying to persuade allies not to allow China a role in building next-generation 5G mobile networks. The move could also prevent Huawei from updating its existing phones, as the updates can't be re-certified for Play Store access, risking the security of Huawei device owners. The ban means that Huawei will not be given advanced access to Google security updates, resulting in a sizeable disparity between the general release of the update and when it will be available to Huawei users.
The order - which empowers the USA government to ban the technology and services of "foreign adversaries" deemed to pose "unacceptable risks" to national security - did not name specific countries or companies.
But what does this mean for Huawei users in South Africa?
He said: "We still don't have a clear understanding of what Google has told Huawei and what elements of the Android operating system may be restricted, so it remains unclear what the ramifications will be".
Founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said on Saturday that Huawei's growth "may slow, but only slightly" due to the USA restrictions and that it would be "fine" even if Qualcomm and other American suppliers would not sell it chips. Huawei has repeatedly denied those allegations.