Top U.S. Tech Companies Begin to Cut Off Vital Huawei Supplies

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Top U.S. Tech Companies Begin to Cut Off Vital Huawei Supplies

Top U.S. corporations from chipmakers to Google have frozen the supply of critical software and components to Huawei Technologies Co., complying with a Trump administration crackdown that threatens to choke off China’s largest technology company.

Chipmakers including Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Xilinx Inc. and Broadcom Inc. have told their employees they will not supply Huawei till further notice, according to people familiar with their actions. And Alphabet Inc.’s Google cut off the supply of hardware and some software services to the Chinese giant, another person familiar said, asking not to be identified discussing private matters.
 

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It's not surprising they don't trust the company, given that it's CFO allegedly travels with a passport only issued to employees of the state for official business. Add to that the lying about their alleged deals with Iran...


https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/19/google-huawei-trump-blacklist-report

Google has suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system and chipmakers have reportedly cut off supplies to the Chinese telecoms company, complying with orders from the US government as it seeks to blacklist Huawei around the world.

In a fresh blow to Huawei, Google said it was complying with Trump’s executive order and was reviewing the “implications”, after Reuters initially reported the story.


It later said Google Play and the security features of Google Play Protect would continue on existing Huawei devices but the next version of its smartphones outside China would lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play store, Maps and the Gmail app.

Chipmakers such as Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Broadcom have told employees that they will not supply chips to Huawei until further notice, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Huawei – which has not yet responded to the recent reports – will continue to have access to the version of the Android operating system available through the open source licence that is free to anyone who wishes to use it. But, according to the Reuters source, Google will stop providing technical support and collaboration for Android and Google services.

The company has previously said it was developing its own back up operating system, in case Huawei was ever blocked from using US software.
 
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So, what does this mean for other Chinese phone makers? Will they also be put under the microscope?
 

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I do believe Foxconn is Chinese... Shut down Apple!

At least it'll give a bloat free Android! :)
 

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What do I do with my 2 Huawei devices now? Doorstops?
I'm not very happy with Google right now...
 

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Might actually end up being a good thing in the long run. It might have the unintended outcome of ending Google's growing monopoly on the smartphone OS market.
Some fresh new options might not be a bad thing in the long term.
 

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Also, those that were considering a move to Huawei for their next upgrade might just give them a skip. Trump have shares in Samsung?
 

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The effect on "apps" will be minimal if you know and understand there is a world outside of google.

Alternatives to google sofware :
Play store - Huawei app store
Google maps - Here maps
Youtube music - spotify
Youtube - Use your browser
Browser - Firefox/Brave/Opera


The only real issue I foresee will be a compatible android auto alternative and security updates to your current OS if you cannot replace it with the open source version of Android.
 

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So the simple thing for Huawei is to load LineageOS (the old Cyanogen), which is well supported and pure open source. Thereafter, users can use that infrastructure to load any apps they want, including Google apps.
 

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This is all the kaakaa raining down from that Dumb@$$ Donald Duckbrain Trump....

The moron is causing upheavals in the world arena. The kind of upheavals that cause world wars.

And it's not like the rest of world doesn't know that the US are also spying on you at any given opportunity.
 

Jola

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This is all the kaakaa raining down from that Dumb@$$ Donald Duckbrain Trump....

The moron is causing upheavals in the world arena. The kind of upheavals that cause world wars.

And it's not like the rest of world doesn't know that the US are also spying on you at any given opportunity.

Yip, it's worth reading up on why the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in 1941, it wasn't just out of a desire for adventure.

It also had a lot to do with USA trade restrictions and boycotts.

Not that the Japanese were squeaky clean, but the same applies to China.
 

rambo919

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This is all the kaakaa raining down from that Dumb@$$ Donald Duckbrain Trump....

The moron is causing upheavals in the world arena. The kind of upheavals that cause world wars.

And it's not like the rest of world doesn't know that the US are also spying on you at any given opportunity.

To be fair, he is the one hitting back, he did not cause the situation in the first place his predecessors did.
 
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