Google applies for license to let it continue do business with Huawei

Ivan, 26 February 2020

Google has reportedly applied for an exemption with the US government, which would enable it to re-licence Huawei to use its Mobile services.

Huawei is on the US' entities list since May 2019, which means it lacks access to US and US-related technology, which includes Google's Mobile Services, unless specifically exempted by the US government itself. Microsoft is one company, which was given an exemption and can now work with Huawei.

If Google is granted a similar exemption Huawei can immediately update its current devices with Google Mobile Services (meaning apps and services like the Play Store, Maps, Photos, YouTube and Gmail can run on Huawei's Android smartphones).

Google reportedly applied for exemption to give Huawei its Services

Currently Huawei has its own Huawei Mobile Services as a GMS alternative, but HMS is still quite limited and not a full fledged substitute for GMS.

Some users have resorted to sideloading Google Services on Huawei devices, but Google has warned against it as that opens up a door for potential hackers to create fake Google apps and compromise users' devices.

If or when Google will get an exemption to work with Huawei remains unclear.



Reader comments

  • Rich05
  • 03 Mar 2022
  • KLT

Im using p50 pro now ... its amazing phone with amazing camera .. averyone.. buy this phone and forget GMS .. every important apps working fawless in this wondefull phone. No need GMS again.

  • Rich05
  • 03 Mar 2022
  • KLT

No... go by your self huawei .. develop the Harmony os and show the world.. trumph and google will disapointed 👍

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Sep 2020
  • CGH

i fully support this

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