Google has stopped certifying smartphones from the Russian company BQ running Android. BQ CEO Vladimir Puzanov told socialbites.ca that new brand devices will be released without the support of Google’s mobile services.
“All devices that are already licensed will continue to work. “There may be problems with innovations in Android,” he said.
According to Puzanov, the company previously received a message from Google stating that American law prohibits the provision of services in Russia, its export and re-export, transfer to our country of software and technologies of American origin.
BQ is currently testing the Harmony OS of the Chinese company Huawei. According to Puzanov, new BQ smartphones running Harmony OS may appear in the second half of 2022.
“We believe that this [отзыв лицензии] will affect the entire market, including foreign manufacturers. It is likely that all Google services in the Russian Federation will be shut down. No official information has come from Google yet. We assume that this will happen as suddenly as the license suspension,” Puzanov concluded.
Formerly socialbites.ca WroteGoogle has stopped licensing new Android smartphones from Russian manufacturers.