Also, the company's cybersecurity chief says it'd be easier to bribe telecom staff than build backdoors into networks. These photos speak for themselves. Also, US prosecutors charge a Chinese professor with fraud for allegedly taking a California company's tech for Huawei's benefit. Also, new Huawei phones reportedly won't be able to use Android. July 29, Huawei and Google were reportedly working on a smart speaker before ban.
July 23, Huawei lays off more than US workers due to blacklisting. July 16, Bipartisan group of senators introduces 5G legislation that would keep Huawei blacklisted. July 15, Canada may wait until after October elections to decide on Huawei ban, while the US will reportedly let Huawei sell to companies within weeks. Also, Huawei reportedly plans major layoffs at its US research labs. July 3, Huawei remains on Commerce Department's blacklist despite Trump's latest decision.
July 1, Trump official says eased Huawei restrictions only apply to widely available products.
June 27, Huawei employees worked on Chinese military research projects , according to a report from Bloomberg. June 25, US companies are reportedly bypassing the Trump ban on sales to Huawei, while FedEx is suing the Commerce Department over the diversion of Huawei packages. June 24, Huawei says it'll increase its 5G investment in spite of US ban, while attorneys for its imprisoned CFO have asked for the US extradition request to be withdrawn.
Also, an FCC commissioner wants Huawei gear out of US networks, and the Trump administration reportedly is thinking about requiring domestic 5G equipment to be made outside China. June 21, Huawei unveils a trio of new Nova 5 phones in China as US tensions simmer, and its Mate X foldable phone will reportedly launch by September. The US also blacklists five more Chinese tech companies.
June 11, : Huawei says it'll need more time to become world's biggest phone seller and reportedly delays announcement of its new laptop indefinitely. June 10, Huawei reportedly asks app developers to publish on its AppGallery store, and a White House official apparently wants to delay the US government's Huawei ban.
June 7, Facebook stops letting Huawei preinstall its apps , and Google reportedly warns the Trump administration that its Huawei ban creates a national security risk. Also, its wearables shipments quadruple in first quarter. May 29, Huawei asks court to rule US ban unconstitutional. May 28, Huawei reportedly plans to bring OS to China later this year, internationally in However, the ban may take longer to be lifted. Qualcomm sells it Snapdragon SoCs for various entry-level devices like the Honor 8C as well as some network chips.
Qualcomm also licenses aptX codec for Bluetooth audio to Huawei. Meanwhile, Xilinx provides programmable chips for networking while Broadcom supplies packet switching chips for telecom equipment. In all, there are more than 30 companies in the U. Following the debacle, the Chinese company has officially shared a response on the matter. Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or 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. To be clear, this temporary license only grants Huawei a reprieve from the U. If Huawei is once again allowed to become a GMS Partner, then the company can proceed with releasing its planned updates on schedule.
Update: The full text of the Temporary General License can be found here. Thanks Roland Quandt! After the U. Commerce Department gave the Chinese manufacturer some temporary relief, it hit back at the U. The episode has taken an interesting turn in less than two days and we promise to keep you updated at every single step.
Source: Reuters. Following the U. The company will now send software updates to Huawei phones until August 19th. The Commerce Department will reassess the situation after the day license expires. At that point, Google will most likely make the same assessment and decide how to move forward. Source: CNBC.
The carriers point to long-term usability for their customers as a reason for pulling the device. Google has now removed all Huawei devices from the website, including the old Nexus 6P. Source: 9to5Google. Huawei has responded to a number of common rumors on the Huawei Answers page. You can read them below.
Ongoing security and software updates will continue to be provided to keep all Huawei smartphones and tablets secure and up-to-date. Android will not be automatically uninstalled from Huawei smartphones and tablets. We continue to work closely with our partners to ensure our consumers can always enjoy the best possible experience. For all Huawei smartphones and tablets, WhatsApp , Facebook, and Instagram apps can be downloaded and used as normal. If you reset your Huawei smartphone or tablet to factory settings, Android Services and Google Apps can still be downloaded and used as normal.
Nothing has changed. Huawei provides after-sales service as before, in accordance with the existing warranty policy. Huawei will continue to sell smartphones. Furthermore, we will continue to invest in research and development to deliver leading innovation and the best possible smartphone experience. We are confident that our most popular devices, including the P30 series, will be able to access Android Q. We have been working with third parties for many months to ensure devices will be able to receive Android Q updates.
Technical preparations and testing has already begun for over 17 devices. In fact our Mate 20 Pro has already been given approval to receive Android Q as and when it is released by Google. In a strange turn of events, Huawei devices have been added back to the Android Enterprise Recommended website.
What makes this development strange is the fact that the US Government was still yet to make a decision on the pending license applications from US companies to resume business with Huawei. Google is also quite opaque with its additions to and removals from the Enterprise website, so we are not entirely sure about what is happening here. Source: Android Enterprise Recommended.
Originally reported by Reuters last week, it is now confirmed that the US Commerce Department is postponing the trade ban on Huawei for 90 more days. The temporary license that allows US companies to continue working with Huawei was set to expire today. Simultaneously, we are constantly working at the Department to ensure that any exports to Huawei and its affiliates do not violate the terms of the Entity Listing or Temporary General License. Huawei has not yet released a statement on the situation. Source: CNET. This will allow the Chinese tech giant to continue working with U.
The goal of the initial Temporary General License extension was to minimize the harm on network operators in rural America, as many were dependent on Huawei for telecommunications equipment.
However, this extension is only for 45 days, as reported by CNet , which is half the period of previous extensions.