Google: Don’t download sideload apps on Huawei phones

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It has almost been a year now since the US government has imposed a ban on Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker, and prohibited US companies from doing any business or making any new acquisitions with Huawei.

The US ban has left the Chinese smartphone maker crippled with its business relationships being severely impacted, especially its relationship with Google. And recently, Google chose to make a statement on the Huawei ban to clarify the present situation of Huawei.

The tech giant clarified in a statement that as a result of the US governments’ ban on Huawei entity list, the Huawei devices released on or before May 16, 2019, will continue to receive security updates. And any devices released after the above-mentioned date will be considered “uncertified” as due to the ban, Huawei's products will neither be able to go through the Google’s security process nor will they have Play Protect preloaded. Therefore, uncertified devices will lack the utilization of Google’s apps and services.

In addition to it, Google has also warned the users of new Huawei devices to not sideload Gmail, YouTube, the Play Store, or other Google software in uncertified devices as they may contain potential threats and violate user safety and security terms.

Also, Google’s support article comprised guidelines for the users to check whether or not their device is certified under ‘Play Protect Certification’. To get the certification, the user needs to open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone, tap ‘Menu’ and look for ‘Settings’.