The US Clears Huawei Off Its Entity List, Can Restore Relations With American Firms
In the month of May, the US Commerce Department designated the Chinese tech titan, Huawei to an entity list. This move revoked all American companies from having any sort of trade relations with the Chinese corporation.
Subsequently, Huawei had to deal with a significant setback as major companies including Google and Microsoft had to withdraw their software support for the former’s hardware offerings. As it seemed things could not get worse, ARM, the British semiconductor and software design company also pulled off the plug. Hence, Huawei could no longer manufacture its Kirin chipsets as they incorporated Cortex architecture which is developed by ARM.
Nevertheless, the reason that induced the ban on Huawei in the first place is that the US government accused the company of installing backdoors on its 5G equipment which was considered as a threat to the national security.
Following a month of turmoil, things may get back on track for Huawei. At the G20 summit which is currently being held in Osaka, leaders of both the countries sat together to discuss trade tensions which has now been de-escalated to some extent. According to reports American president, Donald Trump, for the time being, has allowed US-based companies to restore trade relations with Huawei. Therefore, the Chinese corporation can once again buy products and services from American businesses until further notice.
Intriguingly, the US government stated that it will hold the tariffs on China which were previously expected to see a significant rise. In return, China will be purchasing huge quantities of agricultural products produced by US locals.
Despite the fact, circumstances have gotten much better for Huawei, at least for now, the company might take some severe steps to ensure it never has to go through such hardships in the future.
Though the company can again register new smartphones with Android OS, it may still decide to launch a handful of devices with Ark OS or HongMeng Os, the companies in house developed operating system. This will allow Huawei to break free from the monopoly that has been created by the American companies.
All in all, not much can be said about the plans that Huawei might have formed during the short yet difficult period it had to endure. Only the future will unravel what lies in store for Huawei.
Though this is definitely a positive report for all Huawei and Honor device owners which are now likely to get extended software support on their smartphones or tablets.