Google has suspended some of its business with Huawei after the Trump administration escalated a crackdown on the Chinese tech firm from trading with US companies.
The suspension involves the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters news agency.
It also means that Google or any other US company can’t supply any technologies to the Chinese company without government approval first, Forbes reports.
Google spokesperson explained that owners of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps will still continue to use and download app updates provided by Google.
“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications.
“For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,” the spokesperson added.