Google bars Huawei from Android updates

Just days after the announcement of Huawei Mate X, the world’s first foldable camera phone, and the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, Google has announced that Huawei will be losing access to updates for the Android operating system.

Reported by the BBC, this follows the Trump administration adding Huawei to its “entity list” of of blacklisted firms that American companies will require a licence to trade with, following a number of escalating tensions that has seen the company facing almost two dozen criminal charges in the USA.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.