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20 May 2019

Google imposes Huawei Android restrictions

Business Editor

The Chinese mobile phone giant Huawei says it’s the victim of a trade war between America and China after Google said it would no longer supply the company with its Android software.

Huawei said it would try to create its own version after Google’s announcement, which will prevent updates of apps like Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube running on its handsets.

The decision followed Donald Trump’s executive order effectively banning the Chinese firm from using US technology without government permission on security grounds.