RIP Huawei? 'Condolences' pour in for Chinese tech giant after Trump order

22 May 2019 - 06:42 By Unathi Nkanjeni

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: