Published: Wed, June 05, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Smartphone sales to decline amidst Huawei-US trade war

Smartphone sales to decline amidst Huawei-US trade war

Neither Australia nor America are at all friendly with Huawei, with the Pacific continent-country cheerleading USA efforts to shut Chinese firms out of technology markets.

This has resulted in demand for Huawei devices "dropping off a cliff", according to Ben Stanton, a UK-based analyst at Canalys. The firm in a statement addressed to media outlets stated that its global production levels are normal, with no notable adjustments in either direction.

Sales of the Chinese company's premium smartphones in France plummeted by about one-fifth in the week after the U.S. blacklisted the company, according to a telecom industry representative who chose not to disclose his name.

The Trump administration's decision to block American companies from providing software and components to Huawei will not actually make the US more secure, according to a majority of experts surveyed by The Post.

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Ross added that the administration "is acting to limit commercial activity that provides revenue for the Cuban regime". President Donald Trump had announced the new restrictions in April as part of its rollback of the U.S.

Consumers can't be guaranteed that Huawei phones, which run on Android, will have access to key apps and security patches after August 19, when a 90-day grace period under the US export order ends. That includes Google, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, and even some European companies cut ties, like ARM.

Now playing: Watch this: What is going on between Huawei and the US? To make matters worse, in 2017, a broad Chinese intelligence law was passed, possibly beholding entities such as Huawei to comply with any investigation perceived as a threat to Chinese national security. Like the fact that many believe that Google services will be yanked from their Huawei smartphone - when that is not the case.

A Huawei boss expressed willingness to sign a "no-spy agreement" with the U.S. in the wake of the Trump administration's effective ban on the Chinese company. With one lasting nearly two years, and it found zero evidence that Huawei was controlled by China's Communist party. US officials have stated how Huawei is legally obligated to the leading communists of China, who may use Huawei devices for cyber espionage. Essentially, Huawei is being used as a pawn in this trade war with China, and it is drastically damaging Huawei's reputation in the West.

Huawei has dismissed reports suggesting that the company has reduced manufacturing orders for its smartphones, saying it's doing business as usual.

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