A 90-day extension means Huawei can now trade with US companies until 17 November 2019.
Huawei recently unveiled its own operating system Harmony OS that was originally rumoured to be a direct replacement for Android. But it seems that isn’t the case as Harmony looks more like a platform for IoT systems and networks.
The company has unexpectedly become the central Chinese figure in the US-China trade war spurred on by the words and actions of President Trump. A source in the Reuters report claims Trump will discuss Huawei this week with Chinese president Xi Jinping.
Huawei was originally blacklisted onto the US’ entity list of banned companies earlier in the year, the US citing security concerns over the Chinese telecoms giant’s network equipment and consumer handsets. But without any public proof of such, the argument has rumbled on and made Huawei a worldwide household name for all the wrong reasons.
Even with this temporary extension, Huawei is still required to request special licenses to trade with US companies.
We’ve reviewed a lot of Huawei devices and they are all excellent – particularly since 2018’s P20 Pro, which raised the bar of quality considerably. The ongoing trade dispute means Huawei is at real risk of having its stratospheric growth stunted if its phones can’t continue to run Android.