They’re some of the most popular apps on the Google Play Store, but it seems that Google Maps and Gmail could soon be unavailable on Huawei phones.
A new report has revealed that Google has blocked Huawei from using several apps on its phones.
Huawei currently uses the Google-developed Android operating systems on its phones and tablets.
However, a report by The Verge claims that Google has cut off Huawei’s licence.
This means that apps including Maps and Gmail will no longer be available, as well as Google’s security updates.
Existing customers will be able to update their phones and apps, but will not be able to update to a newer version of the Android operating system if one becomes available.
Android said it had taken steps to “comply with the recent US government actions”.
This could be a reference to US president Donald Trump’s executive order apparently aimed at banning Huawei’s equipment from US networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls.
The order – which empowers the US government to ban the technology and services of “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “unacceptable risks” to national security – did not name specific countries or companies.