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Google cuts off Huawei’s access to key Android services

Google yanked Huawei’s access to some of its key Android services, dealing a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker as it’s caught in an escalating trade war between the US and China. The California-based search giant said Monday that it would comply with US government restrictions that require US suppliers to seek licenses to continue to do business with Huawei, according to press reports on Monday. That could deal a severe blow to Huawei, which recently blew past Apple to become the No. 2 seller of smartphones worldwide, trailing only Samsung. Future versions of Huawei smartphones will be forced to rely on a public version of Android that lacks access to a number of popular services, including the Google Play app store, as well a ...