The US trade ban on Huawei has resulted in a number of problems for the technology company. Among the biggest of these is that Google has suspended its business with the manufacturer and revoked its license for the Android operating system. This has put a dark cloud on Huawei’s smartphone business, considering that Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world.
In the latest development on this front, the company’s two premium smartphones – Huawei Mate X and Huawei P30 Pro – have been delisted from Android.com. We should mention that the website has details of every smartphone that runs on the software. The Huawei Mate X and P30 Pro were a part of the featured list till now, along with other premium smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S10, LG V50 ThinQ 5G. In addition to this, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has also been removed from the Android Q beta page.
There is absolutely no mention of the Huawei Mate X and Huawei P30 Pro from Google’s official Android homepage. We should add here that while Huawei Mate X is the company’s first 5G foldable smartphone, the P30 Pro is the first ever device to come with 50x optical zoom. This development was first spotted by 9to5Google.
It is worth noticing that these aren’t the only smartphones that have been delisted from Android forums. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has also been removed from the Android Q beta device list. The Chinese smartphone company had taken registrations for the Android Q Beta 3 two weeks back. However, the participation was limited to developers who have at least one app published on the Google Play Store.
Besides Google, other companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and ARM have also suspended their dealings with Huawei. We should point out that all of them that the leading chipmakers in the world. Since all of them have now halted their respective businesses with Huawei, it definitely spells trouble for the Chinese smartphone company.
This is particularly true for ARM, as the company took designs from the chipmaker to make its own processors. While ARM is actually based in the United Kingdom, is halted its business with Huawei because it produces some of its chips in the United States.
While Huawei is said to have stockpiled enough components from these companies to last three months to a year, it is not a permanent solution for the smartphone maker. The company is bound to run out the stock one day and it will be nearly impossible for it to produce a smartphone without these companies then.
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