The Samsung Galaxy S20 series are now putting Google in a rather difficult stance. The company has no access to the most popular smartphones on the globe because of the U.S. government restriction of Huawei.
Google now appears to violently strive to lift the ban so it can properly compete against the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. This alleged overture surfaces as Huawei is attempting to get consumers pumped up about its new smartphones, such as the Huawei P40 Pro and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, as well as the new foldable Huawei Mate XS.
The government’s ban on Huawei forbids any U.S. company to trade with the Chinese company, which means that after the P30 Pro, no other Huawei device of any kind will be able to use Google’s official Android OS, applications, services, as well as the Play Store.
Perhaps the Damage is Already Done
As per the German financial journal Finanzen and Spanish business blog Marketing Directo (via BGR), Google is struggling to convince the White House to at least lift the ban in part so it can again have its apps and the Play Store on Huawei devices.
Google knows how much it is risking if the government won’t allow reestablishing collaboration with one of the largest phone companies in the world, which manufactures both Huawei and Honor-branded devices.
However, according to at least one Huawei representative, the tech giant doesn’t intend to get back to use Google services and apps after the ban is lifted. This could mean that the ban is actually working for them. Perhaps the damage is already irreparable even if Google gets the government to reverse the restrictions, and Huawei adds the Play Store on their devices again; the separation will have long term impact anyway.
Eventually, this situation will also diminish a rather significant power of android, which is already torn enough just by its own versions.