U.S.A still upholds ban on Huawei
Following the ban on China’s telecommunications giant Huawei, the company has been making series of effort to regain back its android licence but unfortunately all efforts have been thrown into the trash for at least another whole year. On Wednesday, President Trump extended an executive order that called for a “National Emergency” to secure information and telecom services from threats, including Huawei.
In a statement he said:
“This threat continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on May 15, 2019, must continue in effect beyond May 15, 2020. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13873 with respect to securing the information and communications technology and services supply chain”.
The first executive order, enacted back in May of last year, barred Huawei from conducting business with any firm based in the U.S. which includes Google for Huawei’s Android services, and has further pushed Huawei into creating its own app ecosystem that doesn’t rely on Google Services. This will also continue to hinder the sales of their smartphones in Western markets, where lack of Google Services can be a deal-breaker for many consumers.
Back in March, Huawei announced that its HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) replacement for Google Play Services has reached 400 million active users, and has 1.3 million developers on board. Although there are many alternatives to Google’s core apps like Gmail and Maps.