Heeding an executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week, Google has cut Huawei off from a longtime business relationship that gives the Chinese brand, and other phone makers, access to Android OS updates, Reuters first reported.
It'll also largely deprive Huawei of security updates as well as Google services such as Gmail, Google Assistant, the Google Play store, Google Maps and Google Search.
Huawei's loss could be Samsung's gain if Android fans turn their backs on Huawei's future phones for not having the tools and apps people rely on every day.
"For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices."
It isn't clear if Huawei's Honor brand -- which includes the Honor 20 Lite -- will be affected by the executive order.
"Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world," a Huawei spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.