Last Friday the US Commerce Department added Huawei to the “Entity List”, aka the blacklist. Essentially, this meant that US companies are banned from exporting hardware and software to Huawei. The full impact of this became clear just days later.
Over the weekend Google suspended Huawei’s access to its services – Huawei can still use Android AOSP, but not the Play Store or other Google-run services. Existing devices devices will keep working and even receiving security updates.
On Monday, the US decided to delay the ban by 90 days. A few days earlier Huawei announced that it has stockpiled chips and vital components enough to last it three months. It’s not clear…
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