Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Huawei you? Who, who, who, who?

I seem to remember that Android is based on the, famously, open-source Linux operating system.

Does this open-source bedrock have any implications for Google restricting Huawei's use of Android in the light of Donald Trump adding the Chinese company to a list of organisations that US firms cannot trade with if they don't have a licence?

The question just popped into my mind. I imagine attempting to answer it would involve plummeting down the rabbit hole, so I will just leave it hanging for today.


Simon Brunning said...

Anyone, including Huawei, can use The restriction is on the Google apps and services built on top of it.

Nick Browne said...

Thanks Simon. I shall immediately begin work on an Android-powered steam-punk ear trumpet. None of us is getting any younger.