FILE PHOTO: Visitors cross the Huawei booth during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 27, 2017. REUTERS / Eric Gaillard / Filfoto
NEW YORK (Reuters) ̵
1; Alphabet Incs Google has stopped Huawei calling for transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, a source close to the case of Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the US government has been trying to blacklist across the world.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. will immediately lose access to Android operating system updates and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services, including the Google Play Store and the Gmail app.
Details of the specific services were still discussed internally within Google, according to the source. Huawei lawyers are also studying the effects of the US Department of Commerce’s actions, a Huawei spokesman said on Friday. Huawei could not be reached immediately for further comments.
Representatives of U.S. Pat. Commerce Department has not immediately commented.
Huawei will continue to have access to the version of the Android operating system available through the open source license, which is open to anyone who wants to use it.
But Google will stop providing technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services to Huawei, says the source.
On Thursday, the Trump administration officially took Huawei to a black black list, which immediately imposed restrictions that make it extremely difficult for the technology to do business with US companies. [nL2N22S1RG]
Reporting by Angela Moon; Further reporting by Georgina Prodhan in London, and David Shepardson and Karen Freifeld in Washington; Editing by Kenneth Li and Daniel Wallis
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