The biggest story in the tech world this week is President Trump's executive order to restrict USA companies from supplying products to Huawei.
It also means loss of Android licence for Huawei, forcing it to use the open source version of the operating system.
Huawei knows "that being a big telecom company, you have to have your own core technology eventually", Wong Kam Fai, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told AFP.
According to a report by Chinese publication Caijing, Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, has revealed details about Huawei's OS. It may, however, also represent a diplomatic window for United States and China to try to resolve their differences and prevent the ban kicking in on 19 August.
"In short, this license will allow operations to continue for existing Huawei mobile phone users and rural broadband networks", Ross added.
The DoC therefore made a decision to grant a temporary licence allowing Huawei and U.S. companies to buy stuff from each other for 90 days starting 20 May.
Huawei's US sales collapsed in 2012 after a congressional panel told phone carriers to avoid the company and its smaller Chinese competitor, ZTE Corp., as security threats.
So, in short, as things stand right now, for the next three months, Huawei can continue sourcing components and code from the USA to maintain smartphones, switches, base stations and other gear already in customers' hands.Читайте также: Instagram influencers’ data leaked online, traced to Mumbai-based marketing firm
For telecommunications providers that depend on Huawei equipment, the delay in ban will provide them with time for making other arrangements.
Consumer Electronics retailers in Australia could soon be facing a new problem with the makers of Chinese TV brands using the Android TV OS now concerned that they also face been cut out of getting access to the Google Android Play Store.
The licence also allows Huawei to engage in the development of standards for fifth-generation (5G) telecom networks.
Huawei has said it was working on its own operating system, but Whalen notes that the Android-IoS stranglehold is almost impossible to break.
So now, Huawei has 90 days to prepare its supply chain before President Trump's export restrictions kick in.
After the 90-day period, provided there isn't an extension, United States companies will not be allowed to engage in trade with Huawei and 68 of its affiliates without permission from Uncle Sam.
"I should say this impact will be very big, but Google is an extremely good company", Ren said. Huawei will continue to provide 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.
"Just look to players like Nokia, BlackBerry and Microsoft that have all failed recently in similar endeavours", he told AFP, adding that Huawei would have to deal with a "competitive disadvantage" as its rivals will feature core Android services.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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