Government, Economy, Technology and Consumers

Technology has sailed a long way and so has the trends. It has been a constant endeavor by the government to utilize these tech innovations for betterment of the economy both nationally and globally. Pool of tech innovators, contractors, manufactures, dealers and, users have become dependent on these gadgets and associated solutions around them. This tremendous flow of tech has resulted into an era that has made nations to work on their own digital and tech policies, resulting into trade and service between various countries.

As a result of this the risk is no more just trade oriented but has gone above and beyond just digital reach. Any economy across the glob has now to critically and vitally deal with existing and upcoming technological propaganda more crucially hence explicitly keeping its implications into consideration before getting into any form of agenda if it be national, international or just local.

The titles in this article aptly showcase its irony with the subject of this article.

Google Blocks Huawei

Based on an article shared on mirror.co.uk it has been said that Google has cut of Huawei license, that means applications like Google Maps, Gmail will not be available anymore.

Google play store that holds some of the most popular apps will soon deny access to apps like Gmail and Google Maps for Huawei phones. As per the report shared by The Verge it is said that Google has cut of Huawei’s license. That means apps like Gmail, Google Maps and also security updates will be banned for Huawei’s phones.

It is also been told that the president of the US Trump is to sign an order which will BAN US firms from Huawei dealing amid spy fears. While existing consumers will be able to use the phone and apps as usual, they will not be able to update their phone to newer version of Android if a new version is released.

Android told that they took this step to “comply with recent US government actions”. This possibly can be in correlation to executive orders by Donald Trump aiming to ban Huawei’s equipment from US network and said it was subjecting Chinese company to strict export controls. The order – which was in context of empowering US government to ban the technology and services of “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “unacceptable risk” to national security – however it did not name any countries or companies.

Huawei came up with its new smartphone launch recently – P30 and P30 pro which has “best camera in market”

To this a former director for strategy of National Security Council wrote to Daily Telegraph that – “Other nations must not make the mistake of thinking President Trump’s recent executive order banning companies like Huawei from US networks is merely an afterthought of the trade war”.

Best 5G smartphones from Samsung, Huawei and more

A spokesperson from Huawei told that “Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world, as one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited both users and the industry. Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those which have been sold or are still in stock globally.”

“We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”

What it means for us as consumers

For existing users like myself we will still be able to update the phone and apps, I just tried one while writing this article 😉. However, upgrading to a new Android operating system version once it becomes available may not be possible.

Google told that “For Huawei user’s questions regarding our steps to comply with the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US government requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.”

Conclusion

There has always been a tug of war between economic reforms and their acceptance that individual nations try and absorb in their own capacity. While innovation is not a tangible equation, certainly its implementation can be made in a more controlled fashion.

We will witness more such cases that will swing along with ideology of constantly changing governments and their perspectives towards technology, just recreating more opportunities at global level.