Huawei's Plan B - Prepared for anything

Jamie McKane

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Huawei's Plan B - Prepared for anything

Huawei was recently placed on the US Entity List, which resulted in Google being ordered to revoke the company's Android licence.

Shortly afterwards, the United States issued a temporary licence to Huawei which granted the company a 90-day reprieve to adjust to the terms of the new restrictions.
 

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That's old news and irrelevant.

ARM killed Huawei so their backup OS doesn't mean anything if they can't run it.
 

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That's old news and irrelevant.

ARM killed Huawei so their backup OS doesn't mean anything if they can't run it.
They already have the Kirin 985 coming. Not to mention Mediatek hasn't kicked them to the curb yet.
 

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That is ARM.

Without ARM's architecture license, Huawei just cannot make a phone.
There are other options - eg MIPS
They are *heavily* invested in ARM cores though, so would be very hard to change.
 

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There are other options - eg MIPS
They are *heavily* invested in ARM cores though, so would be very hard to change.
Will the apps people want (maps, facebook, uber, whatsapp, etc) be compatible?
 

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Will the apps people want (maps, facebook, uber, whatsapp, etc) be compatible?
Should be, assuming they run Android.
Android runs fine on MIPS, x86 and ARM., as well as RISC (I think).


Hmm, looks like I'm wrong - MIPS Android support has been deprecated.
Guess not, the only ABI's now are the arm and x64 variants.
 

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So the Chinese can and have banned all Google apps and services in China and now the USA do the same against Hauwei. I don't see anything wrong with what USA has done.
 

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So the Chinese can and have banned all Google apps and services in China and now the USA do the same against Hauwei. I don't see anything wrong with what USA has done.
Except the US it's saying it's because China can spy on them. Yet they're doing this already and have forced American companies to build in backdoors. Ironic that the US is crying foul...



NSA kept quiet about Windows issue which wannacry exploited

 

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So the Chinese can and have banned all Google apps and services in China and now the USA do the same against Hauwei. I don't see anything wrong with what USA has done.
China controls what their own citizens can import. They don't prevent exports like the U.S. is now trying to do. Entirely different.

If they pirate the design they still wouldn’t be able to sell the phone outside China, they would be sued.
Sued where? In China?
 

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What is funny is all the guys here speaking about licenses yet they download tons of movies! All licensed of course, nudge, nudge, wink, wink!
 

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What is funny is all the guys here speaking about licenses yet they download tons of movies! All licensed of course, nudge, nudge, wink, wink!
They can copy it, but good luck trying to sell counterfeit goods in any major store.
 

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Nevermind Huawei. Will this not negatively effect all these companies that were doing business with Huawei? That is like getting rid of your biggest client?
 
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