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Huawei Phones Unlikely to Receive Security Updates as Trade Ban Begins

Some Huawei phones are set to stop receiving software updates after a US reprieve, which allowed some trade with Huawei, lapsed last week.

According to the Washington Post, the reprieve expired last Thursday, and provided some exceptions to a trade ban which the Trump administration imposed last year on Huawei.

The ban generally prohibited US companies from exporting technology to Huawei, but the reprieve allowed US software providers to continue sending updates and patches to Huawei, so it could provide them to customers using Huawei phones or Huawei wireless network equipment.

In a support update published in February, Google said the ban “prohibits all US companies, including Google, from collaborating with Huawei.

“We have continued to work with Huawei, in compliance with government regulations, to provide security updates and updates to Google’s apps and services on existing devices, and we will continue to do so as long as it is permitted,” Google said earlier this year.

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