RIP Huawei? 'Condolences' pour in for Chinese tech giant after Trump order
Google parent Alphabet has suspended business with Huawei following a move by the Trump administration that will see Huawei users lose access to Google's smartphone apps.
Google's decision to suspend business operations with Huawei has sparked confusion and uncertainty among fans of the Chinese giant's devices.
According to reports, the suspension came just days after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a "national security risk".
This means that Huawei will no longer have access to Google's proprietary apps and services, such as the Gmail e-mail service.
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The suspension will not be implemented in SA, however. So your P30s and the like are safe - for now.
Many fans of the brand have meanwhile been in mourning on social media. Here are some of their RIP messages:
You bought the phone with the best camera in the world and USA and trump forced Google to rip Android from new Huawei phones sadly— MistyForLife TL40 x4.75 (@REALHannahHagg) May 21, 2019
Just when i switched to huawei, they get banned in USA and in turn, indirectly banned from Android. Well rip their smartphone division.— Lotte (@Erwinwatov) May 20, 2019