Bad news for the Huawei is not stopping. It’s getting worse for the Chinese tech giant. American suppliers are cutting ties with Huawei. Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are also suspending their dealing with Huawei, effective immediately. German chipmaker Infineon, US memory chip makers Micron Technology and Western Digital have also suspended their dealings.
Earlier Google suspended their ties with Huawei which leads to no future Android update for Huawei devices. Now Huawei only can use Open Source Android project for their phones.
Intel is one of the big chip suppliers for Huawei. Intel supplies chips to Huawei for their server and the processor it laptop lines. While Qualcomm supplies modem and other processors. Qualcomm’s decision will not hurt Huawei that much because Huawei also makes their own modem and processor for mobiles. According to a report, Huawei is stockpiling chips the US manufacturers for more than three months.
Not only US chipmakers but also the Europian chipmakers are also cutting ties with Huawei. Infineon already stopped their shipment with Huawei. While ST Microelectronics is reportedly discussing its continued shipments to Huawei this week as well.
Huawei is developing Android and Windows alternative for more than six years to counter a situation like this. Microsoft has not provided any information about this yet whether they will provide the Windows Operating system for Huawei laptop or not.
Huawei responds to Android ban
In response to Google’s ban Huawei said in a statement, “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 on ecosystem did 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 want to continue to build a safe and sustainable ecosystem software, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.”
According to the Chinese portal Sina, the Chinese government has also commented on the subject. At a press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry officials said that Google’s decision to shut down a collaboration with Huawei surrounding Android is now over. Now they want to obtain an official confirmation and continue to watch closely the development of the situation.
Google had made it clear that Users of existing Huawei products should continue to have access to services such as Google Play and the security features of the Play Store. To deal with further security updates and Huawei’s use of Android in general, Google has not commented yet. Huawei is now the second largest provider of smartphones ever with hundreds of millions of devices sold each year.