What Does Huawei Restriction Mean For The wider Smartphone World

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Google has barred the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company.

While there’s currently no issue with brands headquartered in other parts of the world, but Huawei’s restriction could see other smartphone manufacturers forced into a costly rethink.

These sanctions do not currently affect other brands, the message being sent is clear: global politics can have dramatic implications for the manufacturing and marketing of consumer devices that have become indispensable for billions of people.

 

A few years ago Samsung seriously threatened a breakaway move from Google’s Android operating system, as it felt the search giant had too much control over the operating system on its Galaxy smartphones.
This ban will have implications for Huawei in terms of how consumers trust the company or even want to use and buy the phones.

By ending this close relationship, future smartphone design will certainly be affected.

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