Huawei refutes report it removed back phone production amidst United States crackdown

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Problems are accumulating for Huawei as the United States punish the Chinese innovation giant. 

After the United States federal government disallowed Huawei from utilizing United States items, that includes Google’s Android os, the business is supposedly decreasing production of its phones, according the South China Morning Post.

Foxconn, a Taiwanese business that producers electronic devices from Apple, Huawei, Sony, Nokia, Xiaomi and more, has actually axed numerous Huawei assembly line after Huawei cut down orders, SCMP stated, pointing out sources at Foxconn.

Huawei, nevertheless, states the report is incorrect. “Huawei refutes these claims. Our global production levels are normal, with no notable adjustments in either direction,” a representative stated to CNET. 

The United States has actually long feared Huawei’s relationship with the Chinese federal government. The primary issue is not with Huawei phones, however rather the business’s telecoms facilities devices. The United States federal government frets that Huawei might develop backdoors into its facilities, which would enable the Chinese federal government espionage and sabotage chances. Huawei telecoms devices has actually been prohibited in the United States given that 2012.

Huawei’s United States issues have actually substantially intensified given that the start of in 2015. In January of 2018 the United States federal government pressured providers like Verizon and AT&T to kibosh offers to bring Huawei’s phones. Huawei was contributed to the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List on May 15, following an executive order from President Donald Trump efficiently prohibiting Huawei from United States interactions networks.


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Huawei was given a 90-day reprieve before the ban goes into effect. Its most pressing task is to build an operating system, as Google will no longer grant Huawei an Android license, that will allow the company to remain competitive outside China. At last word, that new OS will be ready internationally next year.

After overtaking Apple in shipment volume last year, Huawei was hoping to topple Samsung to become the world’s top-selling phone brand. That goal seems further and further out of Huawei’s reach, as it seems every other day bears bad news for the company.

Originally published June 2.
Update, June 3: Adds comment from Huawei.

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