Today, Google announced that because of this ban, it would restrict is use of Android on Huawei. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. Google said it was “complying with the order and reviewing the implications”. So are US tech companies now being “controlled” by the US Government?
The United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei shipped U.S.-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, Reuters reported in April. More recently, the probe has included whether the company used HSBC Holdings Plc to conduct illegal transactions involving Iran.