In response to the Reuters issue, which called for a complete and immediate suspension of agreements between the search engine and Huawei, Googlean announced today that Chinese manufacturer users could continue to use the Google Play app store.
In addition to functional Google Play, users will still be able to rely on Google Play Protect security that monitors the device against malware and malicious apps.
However, it is not yet known exactly whether the Chinese technology giant will be able to use the fully functional version of Android on its future phones or have to replace it with the open source version. Or even replace the platform with another solution.
This is important as future upgrades will depend on the strategy that Huawei currently has. The Chinese manufacturer is the second largest in sales of devices equipped with Android.
The ban comes after the US government said Huawei's smartphones and devices could be used by China to spy on Americans, allegations the company has repeatedly denied.
Note from Huawei about the suspension of agreements and the possible end of Android updates on their devices:
Huawei has made substantial contributions to Android development and growth worldwide. As one of Android's leading global partners, we work closely with the open source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited users and the industry.
Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services for all Huawei that have been sold or are still in stock globally. We will continue to build a secure and sustainable software ecosystem to provide the best experience for all users globally. .