Google plans to work with Huawei after U.S. relieves trade restrictions. On Tuesday, Alphabet Inc’s Google said that it has reversed its decision to cut ties with Huawei after the U.S. temporarily eased trade restrictions on the smartphone manufacturer.
The news marks a surprise turnabout for the U.S. Company. On Sunday, Google announced it is planning to cut ties with Huawei as a part of Washington’s move to add China’s telecom conglomerate in the so-called Entity List.
But, then the U.S. Commerce Department made an announcement saying that mobile phone companies and internet broadband providers can work with Huawei with granting a 90-day license.
“Keeping phones up to date and secure is in everyone’s best interests and this temporary license allows us to continue to provide software updates and security patches to existing models for the next 90 days,” a Google spokesperson said in an email on Tuesday.
During the first quarter, Huawei was the second-largest smartphone manufacturer by global market share. Last week, the Commerce Department put Huawei and 68 other entities on the export blacklist. The move prevented Chinese company from purchasing the U.S.-made goods.
Huawei has faced difficulties due to cybersecurity allegations from the U.S. government which had said its infrastructure equipment may threaten the national security or the foreign policy interests of the U.S. now, the U.S. Commerce Department has created a temporary general license which allows Huawei to make development in the future 5G networks standards.