20 May 2019
Tech giant Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system following a US ban.
The move by Google means the company has just lost its Android license, and its devices will no longer receive Android updates — nor will its future handsets be able to access Google apps as well as the Google Play Store.
Now, new Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps. Any new Huawei devices would no longer have apps such as YouTube and Maps.
However, Android has informed the existing users of Huawei phones will be able to access services like Google play and security from Google Play protect.
For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.
— Android (@Android) May 20, 2019