OREANDA-NEWSAlphabet Inc. - The parent company of Google - has suspended cooperation with the telecommunications company Huawei due to the fact that the Chinese company was blacklisted by the US government, reports the American media, citing an unnamed source familiar with the situation. According to the American authorities, Huawei threatens the national security of the country. For Alphabet Inc. this means that it can continue to exchange only open source software with Huawei.

In practice, this will lead to the fact that all smartphones manufactured by Huawei, released with the Android mobile operating system, will lose access to its updates. Huawei will not be able to install software developed by Google on all of its new devices. These include, for example, Gmail e-mail or the Google Play app store, Reuters writes. Representatives of the US Department of Commerce do not comment on the inclusion of Huawei in the black list of companies, said the media. Google is still discussing options for cooperation with Huawei in the new environment, says an agency source. Representatives of the Chinese telecommunications company are also studying the possible consequences of what happened, a Huawei representative told the agency. Huawei does not give other comments.

In late January, the US Justice Department filed charges against Huawei, its financial director Meng Wenzhou, and two subsidiaries of the company for theft of intellectual property, fraud, violations of the sanctions regime and obstruction of justice. US President Donald Trump signed on May 15 a decree that allowed US telecommunications companies to block equipment that poses a threat to US national security. Among these companies were Chinese Huawei and ZTE. The US Department of Commerce has put Huawei and 70 of its units on its blacklist.