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

by David McQueen | 3Q 2019 | IN-5554
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.

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