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What will happen to Huawei phones after Google ban?

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Huwaei and Google say phones will function after ban; ‘HongMeng’ to replace Android in future

Huwaei and Google has reassured users that their smartphones will continue to function as normal after US week imposed a ban on the sale or transfer of American technology to the firm

Reports suggest the ban could impact hundreds of millions of Huawei phones and tablets around the world.

Google has said it will comply with the US restrictions, and bar Huawei from access to some core components of Android and its proprietary services.

The ban could present major problems for Huawei, and apps on its phones could become unusable if it does not have access to code licensed by Google to phone makers.

And if the ban is not lifted, it could also run into trouble when the next version of Android is rolled out, because Huawei would not have the kind of access enjoyed by its rivals such as Samsung.

The Chinese company has long considered this possibility and been preparing for years to build an operating system of its own.

Its own platform, currently undergoing trials, is named “HongMeng” and “will gradually replace the Android system”, China´s state-owned Global Times said Monday, citing other local media reports without more details.

Huawei has acknowledged its existence, but the platform remains shrouded in mystery.

“We have prepared our own operating system. If it should be the case that we can no longer use these systems (like Android)… we would therefore need to be well-armed,” Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei´s Consumer Business Group, told German newspaper Die Welt in an interview published in March.

“That is our Plan B. But we would of course prefer to work together with the ecosystems provided by Google and Microsoft.”

Its own platform, currently undergoing trials, is named “HongMeng” and “will gradually replace the Android system”, China´s state-owned Global Times said Monday, citing other local media reports without more details.