Since last spring, the US government has banned Huawei (and ZTE) for cybersecurity reasons. Despite ongoing legal disputes, Americans insist.
The USA say that – they say – Huawei can secretly access the networks of telephone operators through undocumented backdoors; while Chinese deny rejecting the accusations ("We never and will never do anything that could compromise or endanger the security of our customers' networks and data").
In commercial negotiations between the two nations the ban is still active and in the case of Google it means that updates and services are available on old devices but cannot be offered on new generation devices such as Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
The situation has been so for months but Google has now published a post with a long explanation to answer various details on the matter. For end users, especially those located outside the United States and China, it may not be clear why the absence of certain Google services and apps, hence the reason for the decision to provide official clarifications.
Google's explanation could also serve as a warning to those who try to circumvent the system with some stratagem, as happened with the third-party application LZ Play (now blocked), for a period able to take advantage of the special permissions present on Huawei devices to work as a system app allow you to have Big G apps and services.
Tristan Ostrowski, legal director of Android and Google Play, explains to people who try with various ways to get around the obstacle of the absence of Google Services, that the company is unable to certify Huawei's new devices, citing the risk of compromising security. as regards the devices, both of the apps altered to allow operation.
Meanwhile, Huawei is working on both a new operating system and alternative services, with agreements for example with companies such as TomTom to offer navigation and mapping functionality, relying on software solutions such as TrovApp who take care of finding applications that replace Google's.