According to a previous report by the Russian Satellite News Agency, due to US sanctions, Google has stopped certifying the smartphones of the Russian BQ company running the Android system, and the company will switch to using the Hongmeng system built by China’s Huawei.
In this regard, Huawei responded to the Securities Times: As of the end of 2021, 220 million Huawei devices have been equipped with HarmonyOS. We are very grateful for everyone’s attention and expectation for HarmonyOS, but there are currently no plans to launch HarmonyOS-equipped mobile phones overseas.
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It was previously reported that Vladimir Buzanov, general manager of BQ, said the company had received a notice from Google that U.S. law prohibited the provision of services to Russia, including the provision of U.S.-origin software and services to Russia. Technology. BQ is already testing China’s Huawei’s HarmonyOS, and BQ’s new smartphones powered by the Hongmeng OS are likely to launch in the second half of 2022.
Google also issued a notice to developers earlier this month, predicting that users of the Play Store in Russia will soon be suspended from app/game purchases, while in-app purchases and Subscriptions will also be suspended, and Android phone users in Russia will no longer be able to make software purchases and subscriptions through the Google Play Store.