Huawei assures Sri Lankan customers after Google suspends deal

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Huawei today assured Sri Lankan customers of it continuous support for present, existing Huawei smartphones in the market after Google suspended its services with Huawei.

Huawei said that it has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world.

In a statement today Huawei said that as one of the key global partners, they have worked closely with their open source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry.

Huawei said it will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those which have been sold or is still in stock globally.

Reuters reported earlier that Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing.

The move is a blow to the Chinese technology company that the US Government has sought to blacklist around the world.

The suspension could hobble Huawei’s smartphone business outside China as the tech giant will immediately lose access to updates to Google’s Android operating system.

Future versions of Huawei smartphones that run on Android will also lose access to popular services, including the Google Play Store and Gmail and YouTube apps. (Colombo Gazette)

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