Trade relations between Huawei and the United States can be resumed as soon as possible. We have already written about the trade war between China and the United States, which began because of accusing the Chinese of espionage. This especially affected Huawei and serious restrictions: the companies banned the sale of equipment in the States, and the American companies provide their development for installation in Chinese devices.
US sanctions against Huawei postponed
June 14, 2019
But the parties agreed to relax the sanctions, the situation should change soon. Reuters news agency reported that the authorities promised to issue a permit to work with Huawei in the near future. The exact dates are not called yet, but it will take no more than four weeks.
This authorization license will be issued only if the national security of the country is not threatened. And Huawei agrees with this decision, because no evidence of espionage on its part has been found.
US Department of Trade has prohibited Huawei to use American technology and components
May 16, 2019
At the moment, companies can sell components and support already released Huawei devices. Moreover, some companies bypass the ban: factories located outside the United States have the right to sell components and software of the company because they are not subject to the law of America.
Huawei has a division in the US – Futurewei Technologies. It is engaged in research and technology development. And according to WSJ, Huawei plans to lay off about a hundred employees.
Citizens of China are offered to return to work at home and work in other structures of the company, but everyone else can wait for the usual dismissal. The exact number of abbreviated employees is not called, Huawei itself did not comment on the situation.
Huawei expects a reduction in international smartphone sales this year by 40–60%
June 18, 2019
So reducing the degree of sanctions does not mean that they will be completely canceled. The company is most likely preparing for a worse outcome. With Android, nothing is clear yet, which means that Huawei’s own system is worth the wait. The company recently registered another name for the operating system – Harmony.
The name HongMeng can be used for the Chinese market, and Harmony for the rest of the world. So far, the company is banking on Android, as the main system for its smartphones:
We have not yet decided whether HongMeng can be developed as an operating system for smartphones in the future. First of all, it is designed for Internet of Things devices, as it minimizes the delay in processing and transmitting data.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Huawei
Therefore, we are waiting for specific statements from the US government and the presentation of the new operating system Huawei. Even if the company does not position it only for smartphones. By the way, have you not sold your Huawei there yet?
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