Huawei devices to be taken off Android operating system

Huawei devices to be taken off Android operating system

Tech giant, Google, is banning the world's second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system.

Chinese mobile tech device makers Huawei, are to be barred from using the full capacity of Google's Android operating software, a move that is set to hurt the Chinese company's sales.

The BBC reports that new editions of Huawei smartphones are not going to have access to a lot of Google apps.

The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence.

Google said it was "complying with the order and reviewing the implications"

Huawei on the other hand says it would continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products.

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In a press briefing, the government of China, part owners of Huawei, said it "supports the relevant company [Huawei] to defend its legitimate rights according to law."

Current Huawei smartphone users will still be able to update apps and push through security fixes, as well as update Google Play services.

But when Google launches the next version of Android later this year, it may not be available on Huawei devices.

Huawei is known for their affordable high and mid range devices, one of the key reasons for which the company is the second highest selling brand in the world.

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This would undoubtedly be news that would be worthwhile to many Ghanaians. Tens of thousands of Ghanaians are use Huwaei phones and tablets.

Recently, Huawei Ghana launched a series of new devices including Y7 Prime and Y9.

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