Google allows Huawei to keep using Android until August

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U.S. intelligence believes Huawei is backed by the Chinese military and that its equipment could provide Beijing's intelligence services with a backdoor into the communications networks of rival countries. For Huawei phone users, the temporary reprieve means Google will be able to provide key Android security updates during the 90-day time frame, but future Huawei phones will still lack Google's apps.

George Zhao, president of Huawei's youth-focused brand Honor, told hundreds of reporters, bloggers and analysts that he was "really happy to see so many friends" at the event.

The Trump administration insists the sanctions are unrelated to its escalating trade war with China, and many analysts see it as aimed at pressuring US allies in Europe to accede to Washington's entreaties to exclude Huawei equipment from their next-generation wireless networks, known as 5G.

Ren said Huawei and Google are discussing how to respond to the ban, calling the U.S. firm a "highly responsible company".

The Commerce Department on Monday delayed the sanctions on Huawei for 90 days, saying the additional time was needed to allow for software updates and other contractual obligations.

"We don't think it can happen in Europe", Chen said when asked if she was anxious that European nations would bow to USA pressure to impose similar restrictions. And now Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, has reportedly revealed some details about it.

Google is planning on pulling Huawei's access to Android's core accounts.

Google followed suit, and is now giving the Chinese telecom giant, the world's second-largest smartphone maker, Android access until August 19.

Ren put up a strong front today, reiterating claims that the restrictions will not hurt Huawei's prospects and that no other company will be able to catch up with Huawei in 5G technology in the next two to three years.

Zhengfei stressed the themes the company has continued to reiterate during its ongoing standoff with the US. He said some low-end business might be affected.

Huawei signage are pictured at a mobile phone shop in Singapore, May 21, 2019.

American officials say Huawei and other Chinese telecom equipment vendors are a security risk because they beholden to the ruling Communist Party.

With US internet giant Google decision to sever ties with Chinese telecom company Huawei, ripple effects are expected to be felt in India, where Huawei sells mobile phone handsets and supplies gear to telecom companies.

Huawei is now on the receiving end of a United States government accusation that it engaged in bank fraud to obtain embargoed U.S. goods and services in Iran and move money via the worldwide banking system. However, the USA war on Chinese tech firms may have put a significant dent in 'Huawei's plans to reach "rank one".



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