Play Store will Keep Functioning On Existing Huawei Devices

Google has confirmed that Google play store will keep functioning for those who are currently owning the existing devices of Huawei. Last week, the US company announced that it will suspend business with the Chinese telecoms giant, which created bit agitation among the users. Now the tech giant addressed the users that the owners of existing Huawei devices will continue to get the services of Google play store.

Last week, on national security grounds, Huawei Technologies and over 70 affiliates were added to the US Commerce Department’s Entity List.

Google Confirms App Store Will Keep Functioning On Existing Huawei Devices

Previously, it was reported as Huawei devices will “immediately” lose access to Android updates. The upcoming devices will not have any access to the Play Store, first-party Google apps like Gmail, or Play Services. The recent tweet has made it clear that the “services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.”

A Google spokeswoman said:

“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications. For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices.”

The access of Google Play means that apps will be able to get updates and that users will continue to keep downloading new ones. Currently, users can enjoy the services of Gmail, Google Maps, Search, Assistant, and other first-party services.

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