Tag Archive: Huawei


The Trump administration could soon block all chip supplies to Huawei

The move could have a devastating impact on China’s biggest smartphone maker.

What you need to know The Trump administration is reportedly planning to change U.S. regulations to allow it to block chip supplies to Huawei from TSMC and other chipmakers. If the proposal is approved, it would be a massive blow to Huawei’s smartphone business. The U.S. Commerce Department has declined to comment on the proposal.

Huawei lost access to Google services last year after the  [Read More…]

U.S. DOJ indicts Huawei for racketeering and stealing trade secrets

Huawei is also being dinged for allegedly trading with North Korea and Iran.

What you need to know Huawei has been indicted for racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets by the U.S. DOJ. The firm reportedly offered bonuses for employees who could steal secrets from competitors. This marks a significant escalation in the U.S. government’s campaign against the Chinese firm.

The U.S. Department of Justice today charged the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its subsidiaries with  [Read More…]

The Pentagon will reportedly walk back its opposition to the new Huawei ban

Huawei may soon find itself even more isolated in the global supply chain.

What you need to know Huawei may soon be the subject of additional attacks by the U.S. government. A plan to impose further restrictions on Huawei was previously curtailed due to opposition from the Pentagon. The Department of Defense is now reportedly walking back on its position, paving the way for additional measures against the company.

The battle between Huawei and the U.S. government  [Read More…]

Huawei to make up for the Play Store by pre-installing apps on its phones

Up to 70 apps may be preloaded on the P40.

What you need to know Huawei aims to fill the void left by the Play Store by simply pre-installing the most popular apps on its phones before they’re sold. The P40 may be among the first smartphones to test this strategy. The list of apps installed will vary between regions.

Huawei is looking to create its own alternative to Google Mobile Services, complete with an app store  [Read More…]

Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are teaming up to challenge the Play Store

The four companies were responsible for nearly 40% of phone shipments in Q4 of 2019.

What you need to know Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are partnering to form the Global Developer Service Alliance. The GDSA would allow developers outside of China to upload an app once and have it added to all four manufacturer’s app stores simultaneously. This move will challenge Google’s Play Store dominance while also helping the four Chinese companies expand more into software  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 458: Galaxy S20 leaks and rumors; Huawei waffles

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 will be officially announced soon, but there are plenty of rumors and leaks to whet our appetite. A Huawei exec claimed the company will ‘never’ go back to using Google apps on its phones. The company has since walked back that statement, but it raises an excellent question: Does Google need phone manufacturers more than phone makers need them?

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Huawei needs Google more than Google needs Huawei

It takes more than ambition and an aggressive approach to make money selling phones in the West. You need the right services and software.

Huawei makes some incredible phones. My somewhat limited exposure to the brand as a U.S. resident reinforces what everyone who has one tells me: they are one of the best phones you can buy. When any brand gets this kind of praise, it has to be pretty darn good products.

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Huawei surpassed Apple in smartphone sales for 2019, trailing Samsung

Samsung lead the pack with nearly 300 million units sold.

What you need to know Huawei took the second-place spot in the smartphone market from Apple in 2019. It raked in sales of 238.5 million units, compared to Apple’s 196.2 million. The biggest winner, though, was Samsung, with 296.5 million shipments during the year.

Despite overwhelming pressure by the U.S., Huawei says it can handle anything else the Trump administration throws its way. And the numbers seem  [Read More…]

The EU will follow the UK’s example in not banning Huawei

Both will ignore US advice.

What you need to know The EU will not be banning Huawei equipment from 5G networks. The bloc will be following the UK’s footsteps in opting for a threat mitigation stance. While US officials are displeased by the decision, Huawei is pleased by the “non-biased and fact-based approach.”

The EU will follow the UK in allowing Huawei hardware in its 5G networks in a limited capacity as it issues a new toolbox  [Read More…]

New U.S. Huawei ban pulled amid Pentagon disagreement

New Huawei bans are in limbo because of disagreement in the Trump administration.

What you need to know The U.S. Commerce Department was set to put new bans on the sale of U.S. technology to Huawei. Pentagon officials reportedly disagreed with the ban, and the Commerce Department has pulled the ruling. A Trump administration Cabinet meeting next week will likely decide the fate of this ban.

Earlier today, we found out that the U.S. Commerce Department had  [Read More…]