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TechnologyExclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source

22:10  19 may  2019
22:10  19 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The Trump administration has said it would add Huawei Technologies and 70 affiliates to its "Entity List " - a move that will likely ban the Tensions escalated on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring American companies from using Continue with Google .

Shares in some of Huawei ’s biggest US suppliers fell on Thursday after the Trump administration ratcheted up attacks on the Chinese tech group. The increased pressure on Huawei comes just days after the US trade war with China escalated sharply, with Mr Trump raising tariffs on Chinese imports

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source© Reuters/Eric Gaillard FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past Huawei's booth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world.

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app.

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The blacklisting , officially known as placing Huawei on the Commerce Department's entity list , was one or two efforts by the Trump administration The United States believes Huawei 's smartphones and network equipment could be used by China to spy on Americans, allegations the company has

It would disrupt Huawei 's business at a minimum and all but put it out of business in an extreme Huawei has spearheaded China's campaign to develop its own high-end technologies to reduce Tensions escalated on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order

Details of the specific services were still being discussed internally at Google, according to the source. Huawei attorneys are also studying the impact of the U.S. Commerce Department's actions, a Huawei spokesman said on Friday. Huawei was not immediately reachable for further comment.

Representatives of the U.S. Commerce Department did not immediately have comment.

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source© Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich Huawei will continue to have access to the version of the Android operating system available through the open source license that is freely open to anyone who wishes to use it.

But Google will stop providing any technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services to Huawei going forward, the source said.

On Thursday the Trump administration officially added Huawei to a trade blacklist, immediately enacting restrictions that will make it extremely difficult for the technology giant to do business with U.S. companies. [nL2N22S1RG]

(Reporting by Angela Moon; Additional reporting by Georgina Prodhan in London, and David Shepardson and Karen Freifeld in Washington; Editing by Kenneth Li and Daniel Wallis)

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