Updated:05:40 PM EDT Aug 24


this is ggmania.com subsite Google reportedly ends business with Huawei - TechAmok

TOP STORIES

HEADLINES

Windows 10 20H1 major improvements revealed
Slipknot - Gun Cover!
10-Second Video Of A Mom Embarrassing Her Daughter
Lock Picker Bypasses Popular Security System With $2 Device
NVIDIA Issues Warning to Upgrade Drivers Due to Security Patches
20 Awesome Tricks with WD-40
Slipknot - Solway Firth [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Japan-Korea Trade Spat and Toshiba Blackout Hike DRAM Prices by 20%
3 FROM HELL Official Trailer (2019) Rob Zombies, Horror Movie
25 million Android devices get infected
Ryzen 9 3900X & Ryzen 7 3700X Review
3-Second Video Of A Cat Jumping Over A Gate
Emily Ratajkowski Dancing GIF
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - Final Trailer
Intel to Cut Prices of its Desktop Processors by 15%
Succubus Trailer
DXR Tech Demo
Terminator: Dark Fate - Official Teaser Trailer (2019)

Rocket Launch From A Mere 200 Feet Away
Chanel - The Biggest Fashion Brand That Supported Fascism
The most advanced destruction physics
Chinese graphics maker is developing a GPU to rival Nvidia's GTX
Vaping-linked lung disease cases jump from 94 to 153 in 5 days
You Can Now Search For Text in Google Photos
Verizon Launches Nokia 3.2 as Nokia 3 V
Avengers: Endgame Screentime in Seconds for all characters
Apple Card may be made of titanium but it is incredibly fragile
Google Drops Dessert Names with Android 10
Montreal Family Walk Away With $65M another Player Sues Loto-Quebec
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 WHQL Drivers
NVIDIA Fixes GeForce 436.02 Installer
Dove Cameron Looks Awesome
Underwater - Official Trailer
A Dude Getting Pranked By Skillful Turkish Ice Cream Scooper
Why Jurassic Park Looks Better Than Its Sequels
Microsoft App Brings Spam Filter, AI Sorting to Your Text Messages

Google reportedly ends business with Huawei - [briefly]
06:25 PM EDT - May,19 2019 - post a comment

President Trump issued an executive order last week banning "foreign adversaries" from doing telecommunication business in the US. The move was widely understood as a ban on Huawei products, and now we're starting to see the fallout. According to a report from Reuters, Google has "suspended" business with Huawei, and the company will be locked out of Google's Android ecosystem. It's the ZTE ban all over again. Reuters details the fallout from Trump's order, saying "Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system, and the next version of its smartphones outside of China will also lose access to popular applications and services including the Google Play Store and Gmail app."

Huawei's loss of access "to updates" is most likely a reference to Android Q, which hardware manufacturers get early access to. Since Android is open source, Huawei could resume development once the source code comes out. The real killer is the loss of the Google Play Store and Google Play Services, which unlocks access to the billions of Android apps and popular Google apps like Gmail and Maps. Reuters claims this will only happen to "the next version" of Huawei's smartphones, presumably meaning existing devices with the Play Store will continue to work.

Huawei doesn't do much smartphone business in the US, so banning Huawei from selling phones to US consumers won't change much. Huawei has made a few attempts to break into the US market, but pressure from Congress on Huawei's individual business partners, like AT&T and Verizon, have caused them to walk away from deals with the company. Besides smartphones, Huawei is also one of the biggest suppliers of network and telecom equipment in the world, and this ban will keep the company's routers, towers, and other equipment out of US networks. An earlier Reuters report detailed the problem the ban would cause in rural states like Wyoming and Oregon, which have adopted Huawei equipment.

The real change here is the banning of US companies from supplying Huawei with software and hardware. Outside of China, this move is a death sentence for Huawei smartphones in places like Europe and India. There isn't a single viable alternative to Google's Android ecosystem, so Google-less Huawei smartphones would have a tough time in the market. The only company that has sort of made Google-less Android work is Amazon, which sells forked Android tablets that are so cheap and disposable they come in a six-pack. Amazon is also a US company, though, so the Amazon App Store presumably wouldn't be available to Huawei, either.

Short overview of recent news articles

Aug,20 2019 Apple is planning to launch Apple TV+ by November at $9.99 per month
Aug,20 2019 Apple Card is now available + 3% cash back for Uber / Uber Food
Aug,20 2019 WD announces a 12TB external HDD
Aug,20 2019 NVIDIA GeForce 436.02 WHQL driver
Aug,20 2019 Marvel's Avengers Gameplay Video
Aug,19 2019 Modern Warfare - Official GeForce RTX Ray Tracing Reveal Trailer
Aug,19 2019 Madison Beer Staring Into The Camera
Aug,18 2019 Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature
Aug,18 2019 New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness
Aug,17 2019 YouTube Originals will be free beginning Sept 24 to non-paying users
Aug,16 2019 Dave Chappelle Netflix Standup Comedy Special Trailer
Aug,16 2019 Botanist Rescues Abandoned Coyote Pup
Aug,16 2019 Apple reportedly locking out unauthorized battery replacement
Aug,16 2019 Certified Drivers Apparently Unsafe
Aug,15 2019 AA tells airlines MacBook Pros with defective batteries can't fly
Aug,14 2019 Star Wars Resistance Season 2 - Trailer (Official)
Aug,13 2019 The World's Tallest Water Slide Was a Terrible, Tragic Idea
Aug,13 2019 Miley Cyrus Works Her Booty In A Thong Bikini
Aug,13 2019 New Samsung Camera Sensor for Phones: 108-MP Photos, 6K Videos
Aug,13 2019 Apple Expands Student ID Support in Apple Wallet
Aug,12 2019 Intel "Tiger Lake" Supports PCIe Gen 4
Aug,12 2019 AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 Drivers
Aug,12 2019 Free to play Angry Birds Friends available now
Aug,12 2019 Huawei Harmony OS OFFICIAL - Enter The NEW ERA!
Aug,11 2019 Windows 10 20H1 major improvements revealed
>> News Archive <<

TechAmok - Privacy Policy        loading time:0.01secs