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

elf_lord_ZC5

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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.
Doudt it, Samsung has Taizen as operating system, but all it's top phones run Android, just a lot less Android phones in China.
 

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Huawei will support devices

Huawei told MyBroadband that it has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android.

“As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry,” said Huawei.

“Huawei will continue to provide security updates and 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.”

“We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”
That's a lie.
 
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Now imagine you bought one yesterday, now imagine you're an IT manager who approved a purchase of millions of Rands worth of network infrastructure from these guys like a month ago. Eina.
Lol my first thought indeed. Huawei is internationally screwed. People here trying to comfort themselves. Without Google services they will only sell in China.
 

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Lol my first thought indeed. Huawei is internationally screwed. People here trying to comfort themselves. Without Google services they will only sell in China.
Wanna wait and see how fast apps in Google Play Store migrate to Huawei Play Store, most will take a month or so. Gmail can be accessed by any IMAP or POP3 compliant client. Instead of Chrome, there is Firefox or Opera or Brave or ... , YouTube - same as Amazon, use your browser - what's the big deal?
 

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The executive order applies to all US companies, this may effectively be a ZTE situation that kills Huawei hardware completely due to component restrictions. If the executive order is enforced, it will literally end Huawei short-term and escalate things dramatically since Huawei is a national Champion and China just ramped up nationalism over break downs in trade talks last week.
Tarrifs is crude carpet bombing, killing Huawei is a nuclear strike.
Edit: Intel and Qualcomm too! Full nuclear.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/19/18632075/intel-qualcomm-huawei-ban-us-chipmakers-report
 
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Wanna wait and see how fast apps in Google Play Store migrate to Huawei Play Store, most will take a month or so. Gmail can be accessed by any IMAP or POP3 compliant client. Instead of Chrome, there is Firefox or Opera or Brave or ... , YouTube - same as Amazon, use your browser - what's the big deal?
It's the big picture that will kill them. Even those phones that still have access to Google services will drop in sales. Wait and see!
 

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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.
They can start with the Google Certification. Flipping ripoff of note that.
 

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Whether we like it or not, the Chinese phone makers (and other high tech industries) are starting to dominate the global market. This attempted spanner in the works isn't going to stop them. In any case, even US products are manufactured in China.
The US is becoming desperate, but unfortunately for them, China isn't puny little Iraq or a few Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan, that they can threaten militarily and just invade if things don't go their way. Seems we have interesting times ahead....
I actually think this might be good for consumers long run, also the Android market and all phone makers. Google is extremely prescriptive with manufacturers as to which bits of Google Android must be loaded. While I wont say a lot is spyware, it certainly turns the consumer into a product (loss of privacy). Those bits are in the prescribed bits.

Yet Android is open source. So it's simply a case of of re-bundling the base OS with a new updater etc. Some of it will probably have to be developed etc. Yes, you can add your own APKs etc, but you need to make it easy for the general consumers. Now that Google has done it, I have no doubt Chinese and possibly other cellphone manufacturers will be pursuing a Google free future for cells. Is a Google free future that bad for consumers?

This is going to cost Google.
 
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