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Google wants exemption from Huawei ban: Report

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Asking for an exemption from the ban, Google's recent discussions with the argues that ban is bad for the company's business as well as for the national security.

also fears that the export ban would create a competitor to the US-made (OS), which would hurt the giant's monopoly, reported on Friday.

According to media reports, the argument that has put forward into highlights that Huawei's dependence on for its OS is a good thing for the US.

Since Chinese manufacturers are still global distributors, they all build Google-approved OSes for the non-Chinese market. After the Google testing process, the OS splits into two versions-- internationally, it gets the Google Apps; in China, it gets a Beijing-centric app selection.

The giant says its control over the Android ecosystem means there is still some level of security and updatability going into these devices which would be lost if the trade relations are not mended, the report said.

Earlier in May, after US banned effectively with a national security order, Google cut off the tech giant's Android licence.

Several including Qualcomm, Microsoft, and UK-based chip ARM suspended their transactions with the Chinese company.

Reports that surfaced later on Friday also claimed that has decided to ban from pre-installing its family of apps on its

As an outcome of this trade war, Huawei might have a tough time building or an app ecosystem without the help of US-originated technology, but US hardware and could lose access to the second largest maker in the world, the report added.



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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 11:14 IST