Google suspends Huawei from Android services


Financial Times  | Mon, May 20, 2019

by Louise Lucas in Hong Kong and Nic Fildes in London


Google has dealt a blow to Huawei’s fast-growing consumer smartphone business by suspending the delivery of key software and technical services to the Chinese company, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Huawei, which overtook Apple to become the world’s number two smartphone maker in the second quarter of last year, according to Gartner, relies on Google’s Android operating system for its phones — of which it shipped more than 200m last year.

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