Huawei is going through harsh couple of weeks as the company saw major US corporations cancelling their contracts with the Chinese smartphone giant. Google was one of the first major companies cancelling their deals with the smartphone manufacturer. However, the cancellation has a 90 days grace period which means Huawei smartphone users will continue to receive updates until August. Interestingly, Google has warned the U.S. government about the possible security risks associated with the latest ban.
This latest news comes after Huawei revealed that it has been working on its own operating system. Along with the operating system, the company is expected to include an alternative app store. However, Google has warned the U.S. government that a Huawei modified version of Android will be more vulnerable to attacks.
While surprising, this latest news doesn’t come off as a surprise. As mentioned earlier, Huawei is the second largest smartphone manufacturer with goal of being the largest smartphone maker in the coming years. If the company brings its own operating system along with app store, it will mean a large number of users won’t be using Google’s services.
Apart from Google, Qualcomm is also fighting to revert the ban as the ban can have significant impact on its business in the coming years as Huawei is clearly one of its biggest customers.