Trump’s ban will limit US to inferior, more expensive alternatives- Huawei


Well things have gone south the past week thanks to Google initially banning Huawei from accessing its Google Services products like Gmail and Google Play. However, existing users will still be able to access Google apps, Google Play and get protection under Google Play Protect.

CNBC runs through what that means if you own a Huawei phone right now, or are looking to buy one in the future.Longer term impact? The ban means that Huawei will not be given advanced access to Google security updates, resulting in a sizeable disparity between the general release of the update and when it will be available to Huawei users.

Companies on the Entity List are "reasonably believed to be involved, or pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States", according to the Commerce order adding Huawei to the list.

Ren Zhengfei, a former People's Liberation Army (PLA) engineer, founded the company in 1987 and it has risen to rank among the world's top manufacturers of network equipment.

Google has barred the world's second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company.

Despite this, Huawei will continue purchasing chips from US companies and selling Huawei products to USA clients, he said, despite mounting restrictions from the USA government.

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We want to assure Huawei customers in Australia that the USA actions involving Google will not impact consumers with a Huawei smartphone or tablet or those that are planning to buy a Huawei device in the near future from an Australian retail outlet.

That would strip Huawei phones of Google maps and other services that require direct support. That might hurt Huawei where consumers can pick other brands that carry the full suite of Google features.

Huawei will have its own Android operating system as a plan B and they could release that, but USA online content creator Matthew Moniz says there will still be the issue of gaining developer support, which hasn't gone according to plan for Microsoft or Amazon in the past.

We will formally confirm this matter and follow the development of the situation.

Huawei said it would continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.