Google applies for licence to work with Huawei again

Washington has long considered Huawei a possible security danger

If the USA regulatory bodies approve of the licence, it would mean Huawei could resume being an official partner to Google and make use of all of its services on phones and tablets again.

A recent report has stated that Google has applied for a U.S. licence to work with Huawei officially once more. The company in a note added that in 2019, the apps ecosystem had more than 400 million monthly active users where almost 210 billion downloads took place.

With this time invested and the improvement it's undoubtedly made to Huawei's own offering, the company has even started launching phones in Europe/UK without Google Play onboard. It means Google might be able to acquire a license to sell its software services to Huawei after all. Especially since it has rolled out Huawei Mobile Services. In an interview with a German publication, Google executive has confirmed that the company is seeking exemption. It should naturally extend to Honor devices like the V30 series and 9X as well. The move would bypass the USA blacklisting of Huawei, and it has precedent: Microsoft in November won a similar license to supply Huawei with Windows 10 for use on the Chinese firm's computers. Huawei is known to be developing its own alternatives to both, but it will take years before those offerings are viable replacements. To get sideloaded Google apps running, you'll need a modified version of the app, which has significant risks unless you trust the source implicitly. The Chinese company has also signed TomTom for mapping services and is likely to replace Google Maps for navigation in the global market.

With Microsoft and now Google applying for a license to work with Huawei once again, it seems that maybe all hope is not lost for Huawei with regards to business with the United States.



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