The non permanent license offered by the US Division of Commerce to Huawei has expired on August 13. There have been stories that Huawei’s Android telephones could not get any extra updates. The speculations declare that they may neither get system updates nor safety patches. Nevertheless, Huawei refutes the declare saying its smartphones will proceed to get updates. Huawei’s response to the scenario reads
“Huawei will proceed to supply system updates and safety patches. All Huawei telephones pre-installed with Google Play can nonetheless use the Play Retailer to download and update functions. Huawei telephones with out pre-installed Google Play can use the AppGallery (Huawei’s personal app retailer) to get apps and safety updates.”
Huawei can not use American expertise
Initially, the shortage of Google Cell Companies (GMS) was Huawei’s largest impediment. Nevertheless, Huawei’s smartphone gross sales stay steady even with out GMS. Seeing that Huawei is waxing stronger, the U.S. prolonged the ban to incorporate non-American firms that use American expertise. Though Huawei’s system has no main issues at current, it has to take care of chip provide points.
On August 17, U.S. native time, the Bureau of Business and Safety (BIS) of the U.S. Division of Commerce issued a revised ban on Huawei, which takes impact instantly. The ban additional restricts the corporate from utilizing merchandise with American expertise and software program. BIS additionally imposes license necessities on any transactions involving a celebration on the record of entities. These firms are topic to the export management of the Ministry of Commerce, similar to Huawei (whether or not because the purchaser, middleman, or end-user). These actions take impact instantly to forestall the Chinese language producer from making an attempt to bypass US export controls.
On this ban, the US Division of Commerce has added a number of new guidelines. For instance, merchandise based mostly on American software program and expertise can’t be used to fabricate or develop any elements, elements, or tools produced, bought, or ordered by any Huawei subsidiary (within the entity record). As well as, the rules additionally prohibit the corporate from collaborating in associated transactions. It cannot take part as a “purchaser”, “intermediate consignee”, “final consignee” or “end-user”.
Which means that it is going to be tougher for the corporate to acquire or demand chips. In Might this yr, the USA has upgraded restrictions on the Chinese language producer. In line with rules, TSMC will not be capable of produce chips for Huawei from September 14.