Google flags U.S. national security risks from Huawei ban: FT

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Alphabet Inc’s Google has warned if the U.S. administration moves ahead with sweeping ban on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, it risks compromising national security, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Google’s move comes as the world’s two top economies ratchet up tariffs in a battle over what U.S. officials call China’s unfair trade practices.

While the sanctions are expected to hurt Huawei in the short term, industry experts say it could force the company – and other Chinese firms – to become self-reliant by developing more home-grown technologies, hurting the dominance of American companies such as Google in the longer term.

Google in particular is concerned it would not be allowed to update its Android operating system on Huawei smartphones, which it argues would prompt the Chinese company to develop its own version of the software, FT reported, citing people briefed on Google’s lobbying efforts.

The search giant argued a Huawei-modified version of Android would be more susceptible to being hacked, the newspaper said.

The U.S. administration in May added Huawei to a trade blacklist. The move put Huawei and 68 affiliates in more than two dozen countries on the Commerce Department’s so-called Entity List.

Google and the U.S. Department of Commerce were not immediately available for comment on the report.

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    • Well I was iPhone user since it was born and then after Steve job the iPhone got changes over and over again so last year I went to get Samsung S9 plus. I used it for about 8 months and finally I got fed up from Samsung coz too many problems using it. Actually I didn’t like it from the day 1. My brother advised me to use Huawei Mate 20 pro and I went to buy it. And believe me Huawei is very genius device. They way they build this phone is amazing. I love using it. Actually I am waiting for the mate 30 pro. If you using any other Android device please don’t think that Huawei is the same as any other Android phone. This Huawei is totally different from other tipical Android.
      Well I wish all the best for Huawei company to keep doing your best and try to make your software and your own app store so we can prove to the world that what we are using….

      • 👍 I also preferred to use huwaei mobiles it is ver genius. Thet must have theirs iwn play store.

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