ARM axes Huawei too; massive blow to the company

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Reuters originally broke the story that Huawei would immediately lose access to updates to Google's Android operating system, and future versions of Huawei smartphones, which run on Android, would also lose access to popular services, including the Google Play Store and the Gmail and YouTube apps.

Industry experts have called out Huawei for its claims it could ensure a steady supply chain without USA help, saying the technology it buys from American companies would be "hard to replace". While the market has plateaued and begun to contract, Huawei has consistently gained global market share.

SoftBank's low-priced mobile brand, Ymobile, and other Japanese telcos have said they will delay the launch of Huawei smartphones due to go on sale on Friday.

"That said, with an abundance of companies in Huawei's supply chain already having taken action to comply with the United States order, Huawei's ability to operate was already severely affected".

Last week, Trump declared a national emergency to bar United States companies from using foreign telecom equipment deemed a security risk - a move seen as targeting Huawei.

EE chief executive Marc Allera said that the company had "paused" the launch of Huawei's 5G phones "until we get the information and confidence and the long-term security that our customers. are going to be supported".

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The US government added Huawei to its entity list last week following longstanding concerns over the closeness of the company to the Chinese government. This came from Paulo Trezentos, the founder of Aptoide as he himself claimed that he has met up with a senior Huawei personnel in Shenzhen, China.

Huawei commented briefly on the matter, saying it was confident it could resolve the problem. Arm is said to be affected by the USA ban on dealings with Huawei as its chip designs contain "US origin technology", according to the BBC, which saw the memo.

"The next move we make is to cut off all the IPOs, unwind all the pension funds and insurance companies in the USA that provide capital to the Chinese Communist Party", Bannon said.

An analyst speaking to the Beeb said that he thought the withdrawal of Arm co-operation would be an "insurmountable" blow to Huawei's business if it was sustained in the longer term. So its possible that Huawei even would be included in some kind of trade deal.

Japan's Toshiba Corp also announced it was temporarily halting shipments to Huawei to check whether US-made parts were involved, to comply with Washington's new restrictions. These companies told their employees they would stop selling components to Huawei until further notice, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

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