Huawei hit hard as US-based businesses suspend ties

Huawei hit hard as US-based businesses suspend ties

Earlier this week, Microsoft had pulled one of Huawei's flagship laptops, the Matebook X Pro from its stores with its online store also no longer carrying the product listing for the Huawei laptop, suggesting that the company may eventually ban Huawei's Windows license to comply with the United States government's regulations. The question is: Can it succeed where others have failed?

For China, the Huawei ban doesn't affect them as much since China doesn't use Google services but have their own alternative services already in place.

The latest trouble for Huawei in the United Kingdom began with sanctions culminating from those mounting reports, imposed by US President Donald Trump earlier this week via executive order, preventing the company from conducting business with US technology companies.

Persuading users to switch operating systems is notoriously hard.

Another US tech giant is distancing itself from Huawei.

A new operating system "would be a really tough sell to consumers", said Dutt of Canalys, adding that Huawei would need a "perfect rollout" to address the issues and security concerns around its brand. "It's quite hard for Huawei, to be honest".

The inclusion of Huawei on an export blacklist means the Chinese company can no longer source software or components from U.S. suppliers without a license.

Details about Huawei's new operating system beyond the trademarked name remain scant. A string of Japanese carriers, including NTT Docomo, said they were also considering delaying the launch of Huawei's new smartphones. Consumers outside of China, who are used to using Google's suite of apps, are less likely to make the switch than Chinese users, Mr. Jia said. Microsoft declined to comment on when the products were removed. A Huawei spokesman confirmed the remarks.

The Commerce Department has also announced an effective ban on U.S. companies selling or transferring U.S. technology to Huawei, though it later issued a 90-day reprieve.

One analyst told the BBC that the move, if it became long-term would be an "insurmountable" blow to Huawei's business. Worldwide shipments rose 50% in the first quarter, bucking a broader market slump, outselling Apple Inc., and trailing only Samsung, according to IDC.

Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers announced business ban with Huawei, reported Bloomberg.

If anything, this is a sign of things to come for the Malaysian market, and although no word has been given yet as to the sales of future Huawei devices in the country, we suggest bracing for the worst to come. The order has effectively barred US companies from doing any businesses with companies on the list, also referred to as "Entity list".

Huawei has repeatedly denied that it works with the Communist-led government. The company counts Europe as the most important market for its premium smartphones.

Smartphone makers have had limited success in getting consumers to switch operating systems in the past.

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