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Google reverses the decision to cut the tape with Huawei



Visitors are testing the Huawei Mate S smartphone.

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Alphabet Inc. Google says Tuesday it plans to work with China's Huawei over the next 90 days, shortly after the United States temporarily eased some trade restrictions on the world's second largest smartphone maker.

The move suddenly marks and dramatic turnabout for the American tech conglomerate. On Sunday, Google said it would cut the bonds with Huawei to conform to Washington's decision to put China's telecom giant on the so-called Entity List.

On Monday, the US Commerce Department announced that it had been granted a 90-day license for mobile companies and ISPs to work with Huawei to keep existing networks online and protect users from security risks.

The exception allows Google to send software updates to Huawei phones that use their Android operating system until August 1

9. 19659002] "Keeping phones up-to-date and secure is in everyone's best interest and this temporary license allows us to continue to provide software updates and security updates to existing models over the next 90 days," a CNBC spokesman told an email on Tuesday. 19659002] A spokesman for Huawei refused to comment when contacted by CNBC.

CNBC's Penny Chen contributed to this article.


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