The cold war between the Huawei and U.S. has been going for about a year now, but on 15th May 2019, Huawei was put on U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List, to say in simple words “Blacklisted” resulting in withdrawal of all U.S. based corporation support.
Few days later Google officially announced it will comply with order, although it will not affect the existing devices, but Huawei will now have to use public version on android and it will not get access to proprietary applications and services such as Playstore & Google Maps, this also means there will be delay when it comes to OS updates and patches, for the Google Appstore situation Huawei promised some workarounds.
We saw workaround in its latest devices such as Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, but from last few days they have been shut too and phones who used backdoor methods to gain access to Google apps started failing in SafetyNet test, anyway all the events bring back us back to square one, Huawei have their own Appstore which can be used to download other apps.
Huawei announced their own Operating System named HarmonyOS but we did not see it in Mate 30 series, In my opinion this would have been less cumbersome if they went with their own OS from the start, and it is not just Google but Companies such as Broadcom, Intel are also won’t be supplying anything either, this whole confusion has brought the Number 2 manufacturer of phone in quite a pickle, the sales in not only U.S. but in Germany, Italy and Other European Countries has dropped to mere 55%.
Huawei has already been taken out of the 5G deals across many countries, problems of Huawei are not just limited to this, this has also led them to hold the manufacturing of laptops for an indefinite time as situation with Microsoft will probably result in same outcome.
Will it really be an end of Huawei from Internation Market? For current scenario I will say yes.