Huawei’s U.S. Trade Blacklisting Presents Possible Lasting Ramifications for the Smartphone Industry

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By David McQueen | 3Q 2019 | IN-5554


Google Services Banned from Future Huawei Discourse


Owing to a threat to national security, a U.S. executive order has been put in place that bans any U.S. company from working with Huawei and supplying it with hardware or software, most notably Google services, which will have wide ranging implications for the Chinese vendor’s smartphone business. Huawei will continue to have access to the version of the Android operating system available through open source, known as the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), but it will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system. Google Play and apps such as Gmail and YouTube will also disappear from future Huawei handsets.

Huawei's Ban Imposes Wide-Ranging Impacts on the Smartphone Industry


With Google revoking Huawei’s future access to Android services, there is likely to be a sustained chain reaction to the remaining vendors in the smartphone market, putting the industry in a state of flux. A look at Huawei’s immediate competitors, however, sugg…

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