by Devanshi Rao

Google will not support the older phones of the company because the company’s temporary general license which was issued by the US government has been expired. The license makes sure that the Google-certified Huawei smartphones to receive updates for the Google apps and the services. 

Huawei smartphones faced a big issue which was the TGL license expired in May in 2019 but it was renewed a few times. As we all know about the ongoing survey of the Chinese Apps, it is unsure if the license will be renewed for another year. There has been no update from the US Commerce Department abut the renewing it for one more time, this was a report by Android Headlines stated. 

The US government placed Huawei in the list of which bans American firms from working with the Huawei company. As the license is expired, the company has to wait longer to provide safety patch updates to the phones which were launched after May 2019.  

Why Google said no for Huawei smartphone updates?

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The older phone of Huawei and honor lose all the Google apps as for all Android smartphones Google certifies the new software updates releasing. As per the report, Huawei has already replaced the Google Mobile Services (GMS) with the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) in the new launches of the companies smartphones. They have also made an App Gallery as different from Google’s Play Store. 

Due to the absence of GMS support, the banking and payment related apps will get pretentious as the Google-backed SafetyNet Attestation API will no longer work. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said “As we have restricted its (Huawei’s) access to US technology, Huawei and its affiliates have worked through third parties to harness US technology in a manner that undermines US national security and foreign policy interests. This multi-pronged action demonstrates our continuing commitment to impeding Huawei’s ability to do so.” The PTI express that, “The US on Monday added 38 of Huawei’s affiliates across 21 nations to its Entity List.”

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“The United States has provided ample time for affected companies and persons primarily Huawei customers to identify and shift to other sources of equipment, software, and technology and wind-down their operations,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He also added, “Now that time is up. We will not tolerate efforts by the CCP to undermine the privacy of our citizens, our businesses’ intellectual property, or the integrity of next-generation networks worldwide.”

“The Trump Administration sees Huawei for what it is an arm of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) surveillance state and we have taken action accordingly. Today, our government enacted several measures to protect US national security, our citizens’ privacy, and the integrity of our 5G infrastructure from Beijing’s malign influence,” he added.

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