Huawei Telecommunications has responded to the suspension of Google services with this announcement:
“Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry.
“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.
We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”
Google has revoked Huawei’s access to Google services and applications including Android and Google Play. Google explained, however, that its services will continue to be functional on existing Huawei devices and users can still download and update their mobile apps from Google Play, but Android updates will be discontinued.
Huawei’s promise of providing security updates and after-sales services will go a long way in reassuring its customers, who fear that they might miss out on Google’s popular services such as Gmail and YouTube.
Hopefully, Google and Huawei will work to resolve the issue in cooperation with the U.S. government.