(Last Updated On: November 5, 2019)

In May, Huawei was added to the US entity list which meant any trading between US-companies and the Chinese brand will be no more. This is a great loss for both sides.

A plan for a special-licence was announced by the US in July, which is for companies that still wish to continue trading with the Chinese tech giant. 130 companies have shown their interest and applied from the US for this certification. 

Alphabet-owned Google is one of the biggest companies to be a part of this because they provided Huawei’s smartphones with the Android OS, which is big business. But this licence only follows through with elements that are not a threat to US security.

The companies that signed up had increased from 130 to 260 companies, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had conformed and he had also said that these licences would soon be issued. The application is still under review and a few brands that have applied should not expect to get their licence to get approved. 

A huge dependence of Huawei’s success or failure within the international market for smartphones will distinctly depend on if Google were to get their licence approved. Huawei Mate 30 did not make a strong impression on global consumers even though they had great hardware because Google’s Android OS was not available and the entity-list was put in place a few months before the Mate 30 Pro’s release. 

This has the possibility of being the main focus of the Phase One trade deal arrangement between the US and China. No official time frame is set in place yet, but the licences could soon be approved and Huawei’s phones could have Google Play Service available to them soon.

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