The imposed US trade sanctions have caused various complications for Huawei, including the inability to use Google Mobile Services (GMS) on its newer phones. Interestingly, a recent report suggests that Google is in talks to resume trade with the Chinese tech giant.
According to Finanzen, Google Play vice president Sameer Samat stated that they are currently requesting permission from the US government to continue a business relationship with Huawei. However, Samat did not provide information on when a decision on the application could be made.
Google recently advised users to not side-load its apps and services on current and upcoming Huawei devices. The reason being that side-loaded apps are beyond the company’s Play Protect system, which would allow them to be tampered and cause security risks.
On the other hand, Huawei and several other key Chinese smartphone brands are reportedly formed an alliance to develop a platform to compete against Google’s Play Store. Additionally, a Huawei executive also rejected the notion of welcoming back Google in January, but his statement was completely dismissed by the Chinese tech giant.
The US government previously gave the greenlight to Microsoft last year, which allowed them to continue supplying their Windows OS to the Chinese company’s MateBook laptops. With any luck, there could still be a chance for GMS to be included in Huawei devices in the near future.