Google whose Android mobile OS powers most of the world smartphones, revealed on Saturday that was also a beginning to cut ties with the China Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.
The measure targets Huawei, a Chinese telecom giant in the Washington Sights that is listed by the commerce department among the firms with American companies that can only engage in trade after obtaining the green light from the authorities. The ban includes technology sharing.
“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” a Google spokesperson told AFP.
Google will have to halt businesses activities with the Huawei that involve a transfer of software, hardware and technical services that are not publicly available – which means Huawei that will only be able to use the open source version of the Android.
Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said on Saturday that “We have not done anything which violates the law,” adding the US measures would have a limited impact.