Huawei: 90 days temporary license means nothing to us

An explosion hit a tourist bus near Cairo Egypt that left 10 people injured. | Image grabbed from Reuters footage

An explosion hit a tourist bus near Cairo Egypt that left 10 people injured. | Image grabbed from Reuters footage

But on Monday, the Commerce Department granted Huawei a licence to buy U.S. goods until Aug 19, in order to maintain existing telecoms networks and provide software updates to Huawei smartphones, a move meant to give telecommunication operators that rely on Huawei time to make other arrangements.

Huawei has addressed the uncertainty and answered some of the questions emerging in the minds of users following Google's restriction.

Here are some of doubts which the Chinese telecom firm has clarified. How much of an impact will this have on CBG's global business? "In short, this license will allow operations to continue for existing Huawei mobile phone users and rural broadband networks." .

Liu added that Huawei did not blame Google for its decision and said it was too early to say what the consequences will be.

Ren Zhengfei, the billionaire founder of beleaguered Chinese electronics giant Huawei, sat down with Chinese state media on Tuesday to offer his response to the dramatic turn of events from over the weekend - namely, Google's decision to cut off Huawei phones from Android updates.

Huawei can continue to function normally, for now.

The Trump administration has warned its allies that Beijing is using backdoors in Huawei tech to spy, imploring and even threatening countries including the United Kingdom and Germany to steer clear of using Chinese equipment to construct their 5G telecom networks, or face exclusion from the sharing of sensitive intelligence.

The big thing that's being written out of their future, however, are further Android OS updates from Google.

"If you have a Huawei phone, don't freak out, the Play Store is not being removed", Moniz says. According to the report, the company has been working on the project for many years but its intention was to release it in its home country China.

Without Google's participation, Huawei's app store plan has a dim future.

Answer: Yes, non-Google apps will not be affected.

Additionally, Huawei is also allowed to engage in activities related to cybersecurity research including the ability to receive security vulnerability disclosures. This could be the purchase of software for its infrastructure needs, bundling their software with Huawei's hardware for joint sales, as well as selling its products to them.

"In such a critical moment, I'm grateful to USA companies, as they've contributed a lot to Huawei's development and showed their conscientiousness on the matter", Ren said.

"We're willing to continue using Google and Microsoft [software], but we have no other choice [than to develop our own system]".

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