28 October 2020

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Big Blow As America Bans Huawei

After months of warning that the multinational tech company is using their smartphones and other telecommunication gear to spy. America’s president, Donald Trump issued an executive order banning Huawei from America.

After months of warning that the multinational tech company is using their smartphones and other telecommunication gear to spy. America’s president, Donald Trump issued an executive order banning Huawei from America.

Donald Trump declares a national emergency, as the supposed security threatening company is placed in the Entity List. Banning and blacklisting Huawei from trading in America

How does this affect the owners of Huawei products?

American companies will stop providing Huawei with their services.

Google has cut off Huawei devices from Android.

Huawei will receive updates much slower and much less frequently than other Android phones.

Huawei loses the technical support that Google’s Android provides to its clients.

New Huawei smartphones will lose access to Google apps such as Google Assistant, Play Store, Google Maps and Google Search. Pre-existing Huawei smartphones will still be able to access these Google apps.

GIF of the Google Assistant being used on EMUI (Huawei's Android Skin)
Google Assistant being used on EMUI (Huawei’s Android Skin)

This is a major blow for Huawei, as Google’s open-source Android is the biggest mobile operating system software in the world. Without access to this software, Huawei could really suffer.

Chip suppliers like Intel, ARM, Qualcomm and Broadcom stop supplying to Huawei.

Major chip manufacturers and suppliers such as Intel, ARM, Qualcomm and Broadcom stop supplying to Huawei.

Huawei will lose out in the latest processors, telecommunication chips and other semiconductor parts supplied by the biggest semiconductor companies.

This is another major blow for this Chinese tech giant. Without these parts, smartphones will not function. This will lead to Huawei redesigning the wheel by designing and manufacturing their own semiconductors.

Conclusion

America’s decision could be seen as drastic, but with Huawei’s shady track record, it can be justified.

Huawei will be greatly affected as a country with the 3rd highest population will be cut off. Huawei has lost billions of customers.

Only time will tell how Huawei handles this situation with the future launch of their Mate X device, a $2600 foldable phone.

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