For the last couple of weeks, the Mobile market is heated with the sanction of the ban on Huawei Technologies by the US government. Every tech enthusiast and financial analyst had been following up on the impact of the ban. Following the US ban, many of the US tech company has seized their association with Huawei Technologies. Among the US tech company, the major was Google, which means future devices will not be able to us future Android or Google services. Here are what happened after the US government ban.
ARM ends partnership with Huawei
Google was only first to start implementing a ban over Huawei. After that gradually, other major US-based Tech Company like ARM and SD association has also implemented the ban over the company. With ban from ARM, the major impact will be on the companies in house flagship processor like Kirin 980 and mid-range processor like Kirin 710, which are based on ARM architecture. Even though Huawei designs its chip by itself, it uses proprietary ARM tech to do so. Hence, Huawei also faces difficulties in continuing producing its chips used in smartphones. Though according to the company, the company has enough stock, which will not impact the production of the chipset in the near future.
SD Association canceled Huawei’s membership
Another major Tech company is SD association, which recently removed the company from its member list. Since SD association regulates and decides standards for SD and microSD cards, Huawei will not be able to use microSD cards in their future smartphones. Though, the company has already had an alternative for the microSD, Nano memory, which was supported on recently launched Huawei P30 series. Nano-Memory is an expandable storage format smaller than microSD developed by Huawei.
By the time, SD association has already reinstated Huawei’s membership along with association with WiFi and Bluetooth.
Google revoke Android license and other Google services
The biggest impact of the US ban on Huawei is the seizing of partnership with Google. Though, there was chaos among the current Huawei users that their device will be useless after this. Every there was some news of the price of the newest flagship dropping significantly on some markets. However, existing owners of Huawei hardware—up to the latest P30 and P30 Pro—should have nothing to worry about. Devices will continue to work, likely till the natural end of its lifespan, which isn’t that long in smartphone years anyway. Only future, unreleased products, such as the Mate 30 (originally expected to be launched in October 2019) would be impacted by this ban.
The company has already worked for an alternative if the ban is not reinstated. The company is working on its own operating system as an alternative to Android.
Statements publish on respectively social media of both Huawei and Google confirms this.
Huawei Mobile Facebook page:
“Huawei has made substantial contributions to the development and growth of Android around the world. As one of Android’s key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefitted both users and the industry.
Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products covering those have been sold or still in stock globally.
We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”
Android Twitter account:
“For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.”
Should Huawei consumers be worried?
With all the news surfacing the ban on US ban over the Huawei, it’s not as the worrying situation for the existing customers as it seems for the outer surface. Though the Huawei’s Android license was revoked, the existing hardware will not be affected as the both Huawei and Google has confirmed that the existing devices will continue to receive support till the life span of the hardware. Future devices will be mainly affected by the ban. An alternative to this issue, the company has already worked on in own operating system for the future.
Though some of the major companies revoked partnership with Huawei, they are gradually reinstating their membership with the company. And Huawei was granted a temporary reprieve with a 90-day lifting of the ban, which allows Google and other vendors to continue working with Huawei in the short term, where hopefully a permanent solution can be found.
The will also be appealing in US court to overturn the over the company by the US government. Here is what Huawei’s CEO’s interview on the recent ban.