Google to cut off Android updates from Chinese Huawei

Huawei P20 Pro (Photo: Internet)

Huawei said it will be able to roll out its own mobile phone operating system “very quickly” if its smartphones are cut off from Google’s Android software.

The world’s second-largest smartphone maker is facing the prospect of being shut out of the world’s most popular smartphone operating system after being placed on a “banned entity” list by the White House, which forbids US companies to supply it with technology.

Huawei, which last year sold 200 million phones, promised its customers that their current phones would continue to work, and have access to Google’s Play Store to buy apps.

These phones are certified so that Google can provide them with updates and downloads without going through Huawei.

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