Bad News to Huawei Users: Google Messages and Duo Won’t Work on Unlicensed Devices2 min read

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According to the information contained in the codes of Google Messages, Google will cut the support of the Messages and Duo application on devices that do not have a Google license as of March 31. This improvement means that Messages and Duo apps cannot be used on phones without a Google license.

Smartphones that comply with Google’s Android security and permissions guidelines, do not have any malware preinstalled, and support Google’s own security features as part of the Google Play Protect service are licensed by Google. So why do we share this information with you? Because as of March 31, Google Messages and Duo apps will stop working on unlicensed devices.

A warning text detected by XDA Developers in the codes of the Google Messages app clearly states “Messages will stop working on uncertified devices, including this device as of March 31st.” Since there is no requirement to sign in with a Google account to use the Messages app, Google has so far allowed unlicensed devices to use the app. The new decision is predicted to be taken to ensure the safety of users as the next step in Google’s RCS efforts.

Google Duo cuts support for unlicensed devices to increase user security

Moreover, Messages won’t be the only Google app that will stop working on unlicensed devices. According to the information transmitted by 9to5Google, Google’s video chat application Duo to users with unlicensed devices, “Duo will be discontinued soon. Duo will soon cancel the account on that device because you are using an unsupported device. ” sending alerts. However, it should be noted that Google will allow Duo users an additional 14 days to download video and call recordings.

As you can imagine, Huawei smartphones will be most affected by Google’s decision to cut support for unlicensed applications. Ever since the US began embargoing Huawei in May 2019, Huawei smartphones were launching without a Google license. Naturally, if you own a Huawei smartphone without Google Mobile Services, you will not be able to use the Google Messages and Duo app after December 31st.

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