FILE PHOTO: Visitors come by at the Huawei booth during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on February 27, 2017. REUTERS / Eric Gaillard / File Photo
NEW YORK (Reuters) ̵
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd immediately loses access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China also loses access to popular applications and services such as the Google Play Store and the Gmail app.
Details on the specific services were still discussed internally at Google according to sources. Huawei lawyers are also investigating the impact of US Commerce Department action, a Huawei spokesman said Friday. Huawei was not immediately available for further comments.
US Department of Commerce officials did not comment immediately.
Huawei still has access to the version of the Android operating system that is available through the open source license, which is freely available to anyone who wants to use it.
But Google will no longer provide Huawei with technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services, the source said.
On Thursday, the Trump administration officially blacklisted Huawei and immediately imposed restrictions that make it extremely difficult for the technology giant to do business with US companies. [nL2N22S1RG]
Reporting by Angela Moon; Additional reporting by Georgina Prodhan in London and David Shepardson and Karen Freifeld in Washington; Edited by Kenneth Li and Daniel Wallis