Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said on Saturday that "We have not done anything which violates the law", adding the USA measures would have a limited impact.
But last week's USA order would curb the future transfer of hardware, software and services to Huawei, possibly limiting the Chinese company's expansion globally and its efforts to overtake South Korea's Samsung as the world's biggest smart phone manufacturer.
"We have made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world", a spokesman said on Monday. Google has just confirmed that while it's taking steps to comply with the recent United States government actions, Huawei users will still have access to services like Google Play and security from Google Play Protect, as both will continue to work on existing devices.
Google, like all tech companies, collaborates directly with smartphone makers to ensure its systems are compatible with their devices.
Huawei has responded with an announcement that they will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.
The extent to which Huawei will be hurt by the USA government's blacklist is not yet known as its global supply chain assesses the impact. While Google could hardly take away Google Play Store from those phones (though that certainly possible), the most it could do would be to stop providing updates or block those phones from accessing services, which is probably the doomsday scenario Huawei phone owners now fear.
Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open-source licensing, a source told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the USA government has sought to blacklist around the world.
Washington will likely continue to pressure other nations to impose similar bans on Huawei, but that will be more hard to do today than in the past, Yu said, given "many countries already harbor a certain distrust" toward the U.S. "because of the many trade barriers Washington has simultaneously erected or threatened to put up".
To get around the Google ban, Huawei would ultimately have to build its own operating system, as Apple has for its iPhones.
"As one of Android's key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited both users and the industry", it added.
The move by the California internet giant on the software front was compounded by news that U.S. chipmakers have stopped supplying Huawei, hitting the hardware of its phones.
According to Bloomberg chipmakers Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm and Xilinx have all stated that they won't be supplying Huawei until further notice.
Calling the moves "politically motivated" and an "abuse of export-control measures", Zhang said "the USA government is trying to bring down Huawei through administrative means".