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Huawei, no peace with the USA (and with Google): "ban" extended for another year

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The latest smartphones launched by Huawei and its secondary brand Honor are not provided with Google Mobile Services (GMS), nor with the Google Play Store.

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In contrast, Huawei's alternatives to these services are present, i.e. Huawei Mobile Services Core (HMS Core) is Huawei AppGallery. This is due to the fact that on May 15, 2019, the President of the United States Donald Trump signed executive order 13873, declaring a "national emergency" under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, in order to limit the ability of US companies to do business with all those "entities" considered threats to national security.

Among these were several Chinese companies, including Huawei and its branches. The executive order expired this month, but according to a Reuters article, it appears that a one-year extension has already been established.

Just yesterday, Wednesday 13 May 2020, Trump would have signed the new executive order, which will therefore take effect for 1 year, until May 15, 2021.

When the original executive order came into effect, Huawei and its numerous branches were added to the "Dangerous Entities List" drawn up by the United States Department of Commerce. Google prevented us from signing new MADA (Mobile Application Distribution Agreement) with Huawei to distribute GMS (Google Mobile Services) on the new Huawei and Honor devices released after May 15, 2019.

However, the scope of this ban never came into effect, as the United States has granted Huawei a general temporary license (TGL) to do business with U.S. companies (and this license has been extended multiple times in the past year). In this way Huawei can continue to distribute Google services on its current smartphones, including Honor.

But the Shenzhen-based company still decided to have its own structureby developing alternatives to Google Mobile Services and the Google Play Store such as HMS Core and AppGallery. The company has released new devices without Google services: the series Huawei Mate 30, P40 and Honor 30 they are a clear demonstration. Finally, Huawei has also been able to partially circumvent the U.S. commercial ban by releasing devices that maintain software compatibility with already certified devices to the market again.

Source XDA