Huawei US Ban: Lost access to Android & Google Threatens Its 5G Ambitions

A forced move having Dramatic Effect on Huawei

This is a black day for Huawei as Trump administration has decided to put Huawei technologies in the blacklist, hindering any kind of services or trade between the company and US. Anyhow, this insensitive move of US will definitely be a hurdle towards Huawei’s efforts to dominate the 5G wireless industry. Huawei being the second largest smartphone giant was trying to come on the top position by introducing marvelous devices this year, however, his move will also affect sales of the company. Android and Google have also suspended business dealings with Huawei effectively immediately. Huawei US Ban will also affect the users.

Huawei US Ban: It is not as self-reliant as it claims to be

Reuters reported that Google was forced to suspend business with Huawei which includes the transfer of Hardware and software products.

This ambiguous situation was created when the US commerce department announced that it has place Huawei and 68 affiliates to a trade backlist as per orders of U.S. President Trump.

So what will be the Dramatic Effect on Huawei and its Users after the US Ban?

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will abruptly lose access to update to the Android operating system and its users will lose access to the popular application and services includingGoogle play store, Google and Gmail app.

So Users of Huawei P30, P30 Pro, Mate 20 pro and etc will not get any Android security updates and same goes for the new devices. Moreover, Huawei will not be able to buy any component from U.S. companies without approval from the Government.

This is not the first time we have heard of US Vs Huawei fights going on but this decision was not expected. So, whats the original story?

Among other tech giants, Huawei was also testing 5G technology for a long time and planning to launch it as soon as possible which it has launched yesterday. However, the US has taken a firm stand against  Huawei. While other countries were preparing for the rollout of 5G, US discouraged them not to use any equipment made by the Chinese company Huawei. The US government warned other countries too that the Chinese Government is using Huawei Kit for spying.

China is Racing Ahead in 5G- Is the US being left behind?

Moreover, Huawei has officially launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000  along with the first commercial 5G device powered by Huawei 5G CPE Pro. So China is the first country who has launched the world’s fastest wireless connections.  Now a point is raised here! Is Huawei really spying people with it the chipset or it is just a matter of jealousy between the company as Huawei has taken the lead by launching 5G and 5G compatible device first when Verizon, T-mobile, and Sprint from the US are still working on it?

Moreover, this move of banning all kind of trade from Huawei further confirms that China is moving at a fast pace and the US is left behind. So all this drama is created just to destroy Huawei’s position in the industry.

What do you think?

 

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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