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Huawei lashes out a US government accusing it of 'bullying,' says its 'working with Google'

Huawei has lambasted that US government and accused it of bullying. (Source: Reuters)
Huawei has lambasted that US government and accused it of bullying. (Source: Reuters)
Huawei has lashed out at the US government accusing it of ‘bullying.’ The embattled Chinese smartphone and telecoms giant made the comments in response to US government trade restrictions that have effectively left the company sitting dead in the water.
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As you would expect from tech giant when backed into a corner, Huawei has lashed out at the Trump administration’s decision to place it on a black list that US companies are forbidden from engaging in business dealings. It is an action very similar to that taken against fellow Chinese company ZTE last year by the Trump administration after it was accused of back channeling its smartphones made with US components into Iran. Although in this instance, although Huawei is accused of similar behavior, the principal reason for the action is a US government accusation that it has been spying for the Chinese government.

“Huawei is becoming the victim of the bullying by the U.S. administration. This is not just an attack against Huawei. It is an attack on the liberal, rules-based order,” Huawei’s EU representative Abraham Liu told Reuters. One of the key decisions affecting its booming smartphone business is the decision by Google to revoke its Android license, blocking future Huawei smartphones from having any Google services including the Play Store and apps installed. Smartphones already sold are said to be unaffected at this stage.

Despite this, Liu added “We are working closely with Google to find out how Huawei can handle the situation and the impact from the US Department of Commerce decision.” However, it is unclear what if anything Google can do to help Huawei under the current sanctions. To date, Google has pointed to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) as Huawei’s only avenue to continue to sell devices with Android installed. While Chinese customers already have access to an Huawei app store, it will be missing important apps critical for international sales.

 

 

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1263 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-05-22 (Update: 2019-05-22)