Microsoft Pulls Huawei Server Products, Laptop Following US Ban

Saturday, 25 May, 2019

This after Google said it would suspend some of its business with Huawei in order to comply with Washington's trade restrictions, which make it very hard for U.S. companies to do business with the Chinese vendor.

That would cut off the latest Huawei phones, tablets and laptops from access to US made microprocessor unit computer chip sets and software updates from American vendors including Google's Android. Huawei also has a bigger problem to address; ARM suspended business with it, which puts its future chip development at risk.

Losing access to Google's products means Huawei phones would no longer be able to access numerous us tech giant's most popular apps, such as Gmail and Google Maps.

Outside of Japan, the BBC reported Wednesday that Arm has notified its employees that it is suspending business with Huawei. In fact, it seems that he somehow knew this was coming sooner or later, seeing as Huawei became one of the global tech leaders and the questionable arrest on a Huawei CFO that happened at the end of 2018.

The US government recently placed Chinese tech behemoth Huawei on a trade blacklist, a move that could require the world's second-largest smartphone maker to rethink everything from the way it designs its chips to the software that powers its line of smartphones and tablets. Many countries including Japan and Australia have already banned Huawei in playing any role in building wireless networks of the next-generation - 5G. They licence that from UK-based ARM.

SoftBank had planned to sell Huawei's new phone beginning May 24. Pompeo also shared that the global campaign to force countries to ban Huawei's equipment has largely been fuelled by the State Department's efforts. The latest Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are still listed as recommended devices along with the Honor View20, Huawei Mate 20 and P20 series. The company also has strong sales throughout Asia and the Middle East, but much of its growth over the past half-decade has come from Europe, where Chinese phones now account for a third of the European market.

Xiang Ligang, director-general of telecom industry association Information Consumption Alliance, said TSMC's commitment to continue shipping products is of strategic importance to Huawei. Mobile carriers in Asia and the United Kingdom announced this week that they were shelving plans to launch new handsets by Huawei, but service providers in Canada are still trying to gauge the full effect of the restrictions on their lineups. The island's other major carriers, Taiwan Star Telecom and Asia Pacific Telecom, adopted the same stance as FarEasTone.