Huawei suffered a massive blow to its business, as Google has reportedly suspended most of its partnerships with the Chinese smartphone maker for its future products.
The Department of Commerce recently added Huawei to its “Entity List,” prohibiting the company from acquiring parts and components from U.S. companies without the approval of the U.S. government, which filed criminal charges against the Chinese telecommunications giant in January.
Officials told Reuters that the decision will make it difficult, if not impossible, for Huawei to sell some products due to its reliance on U.S. suppliers.
A few days later Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter, reported that Google is cutting off most of its business with Huawei.
The Chinese company will instantly lose access to updates for the Android mobile operating system, which powers its smartphones.
In addition, its future Android devices will not be able to offer services such as the Google Play Store and apps such as Gmail, Chrome, and YouTube.