Google’s decision, announced on Monday, came after the U.S. blacklisted Huawei amidst the ongoing trade war between the two superpowers. Hundreds flocked to online forums and social media looking for answers on whether their Android-powered phones would still be able to access Google services like Google Maps, Gmail or YouTube. Some even expressed little confidence for the future of the brand, while others sought to either sell or trade their current Huawei phones. “If Huawei [phones] cannot be updated by Google’s Android then what’s the point of buying it? If Huawei’s products cannot be used with the Android OS, it is no more than a brick with a price tag in the millions,” wrote Dung in a comment section on the website of The Gioi Di Dong, a top Vietnamese tech retailer. “Who would dare to buy another Huawei phone again without Android, YouTube, CHPlay or Gmail?” asked another account named Khoa. “I just bought a P30 Pro, but I heard that [Huawei] would no longer receive support from Google. Will the shop allow me to switch to a different phone?” Duc wanted to know. “Temporarily, I suggest everyone to stop buying Huawei phones until either Google or Huawei release… Read full this story
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