As far as we can tell, Huawei plans to go ahead with its usual plans, two large flagship phones per year as well as other smaller launches whenever it is appropriate. It can`t use Google apps, but it can still use Android. It can`t use the Play Store, but App Gallery is getting stronger. It can`t make its own processors, but there are other companies to which it can buy chips. In the background, it has an operating system that could prevent it from depending again on an American company. This has seriously questioned the company`s position in the smartphone market. If you remember, Huawei initially boasted in 2016 that it would be the world`s number one smartphone maker by the end of 2020. By early 2019, it was almost certain that it would reach this target a year earlier than expected. Now, with Huawei`s ban, the company`s long string of success was about to stop.
The report states that on May 13, 2020, Trump again signed the executive order and continued its effectiveness for one year, until May 15, 2021. In an official statement on the White House website, President Donald Trump was quoted as saying: “This is why the national state of emergency declared on May 15, 2019 must remain 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 continue the national state of emergency decreed in Executive Order 13873 with respect to information and communication technology security and the service supply chain for one year. On Thursday, the Trump administration placed Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on a trade blacklist and immediately imposed restrictions that will make it extremely difficult for the company to do business with its U.S. counterparts. However, analysts say a launch without Google`s apps in Europe will be a blow. Huawei quickly found a loophole in the context of Huawei`s ban and Google`s commitment to Trump`s executive order. The company realized that Google did not approve Android phones based on their name or design, but only on a few basic components – especially the processor. This means that Huawei could rename and repackage and resell a Google-approved phone before the ban, without violating the order. By the end of 2019, the Ministry of Commerce announced that it had received about 300 applications for a licence to continue cooperation with Huawei, a quarter of which were approved. However, the full implementation of this ban never came into force, as the United States granted Huawei a temporary general license (TGL) to do limited business with U.S. companies (and this TGL has been renewed several times in the past year).
With this TGL, Huawei can continue to send GMS on its existing Huawei and Honor smartphones. Reuters reports that this TGL will be further expanded, and states that “the U.S. Department of Commerce is also expected to renew a license that is due to expire Friday, so that U.S. companies continue to do business with Huawei, a person informed of the deal.” Update 6 (21.05.19 at 12:58 ET): Google has confirmed that it will work with Huawei within the next 90 days after the U.S. Department of Commerce`s decision. The article contains some of Google`s most direct comments about the Huawei saga. The company avoids questioning whether Huawei poses a threat to U.S. national security, which the secret service and lawmakers have insisted on. “We are focused on protecting the security of Google users on the millions of existing Huawei devices worldwide,” Ostrowski wrote. “We have continued to work with Huawei, in accordance with regulatory assurance rules, to provide security updates and updates for Google`s applications and services on existing devices, and we will continue to do so for as long as possible.” But Google has a warning for customers with recent Huawei products: Don`t look to load Gmail, YouTube, the Play Store or any other Google software on these unsealed devices.