google suspends gms licenses to all new models for the turkish market

Google announced that it will no longer issue Google Mobile Services licenses for phones intended for the Turkish market. This includes not only local manufacturers but all Android makers. Note that this has nothing to do with the US-China trade war, this is over the choice of default search engine on phones.

Existing models – phones that people have already bought and those still in stores – will continue to work. However, it seems that Google is also suspending OS updates, which may be an issue.

This started when Russia’s Yandex filed a complaint, saying that Google changed its…