The troubles of Chinese smartphone maker Huawei are increasing by the day. In the last few days, a number of companies have suspended its business with the smartphone maker. The reason for this is that the US government has placed a ban on all the companies based in the country from doing business with Huawei. Once the United States government made this announcement, Google revoked Huawei’s license for using its Android platform in the future along with other its products and services. Followed by this, Intel, Qualcomm, ARM, and Microsoft also halted their business with Huawei. And now, joining in on the ban is the SD Association (the trade group which agrees upon the standardized specs of the SD and microSD cards. The SD Association has removed Huawei from being a member of the association. So now, Huawei won’t be able to put the official SD or microSD card support in its future smartphones or laptops.
According to 9to5Google, after the ban Huawei won’t be able to put microSD or SD cards in its future smartphones or laptops. But the existing devices will still work and support the microSD and SD cards.
The news was confirmed by the SD Association to Android Authority that Huawei’s removal from the group was a result of Donald Trump’s executive order. Earlier, Huawei made it clear that it was working on its own OS for its future smartphones and laptops and after being banned by Google it said that it had planned that move in the past. But as the ban’s noose is tightening around Huawei from all the major electronics maker of the world, the company’s problems are far from over and the way out seems lost for the company.
Although losing the capability to put SD cards in their devices might not be a big blow to Huawei as it has its own proprietary Nano-Memory cards. These cards are smaller than the microSD cards and in its newer devices, Huawei has replaced the more universal standards entirely.
As mentioned above, before SD Association, Google, ARM, Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom have also broken their ties with Huawei. In addition to this, the Wi-Fi Alliance (the Wi-Fi standards setter) has also ‘temporarily restricted’ Huawei’s membership after the US trade ban. Huawei has also left JEDEC (a semiconductor standards group known for defining the RAM specifications) voluntarily. As mentioned above, all the roads for Huawei lead to a dead end and if this continues up we could see the Chinese electronic maker crumble to peices.