Yesterday, the US government extended its trade sanctions against Huawei and its subsidiaries for one more year after Donald Trump re-signed the Executive Order. In response, it is being reported that China is ready to retaliate against Apple, Qualcomm, and other US-based firms.
Whenever Apple launches a new product, other OEMs usually scramble to copy it. Unsurprisingly then, almost eight months after the Apple Card was released to the public in the United States, Huawei has gone ahead and announced the Huawei Card in China.
Huawei CEO, Ren Zhengfai seems to be an Apple fan. The CEO was spotted carrying and handing over an iPad at airport security. As expected the photos are doing rounds on social media.
At its IFA 2019 conference, Huawei announced its new wireless earbuds: the Huawei FreeBuds 3. The latest wireless earbuds from the company come with its brand new Kirin A1 chip. It claims its the world’s first Bluetooth 5.1 and BLE 5.1 chip.
Despite being hailed as the next best thing, the launch of foldable devices is not going as desired for tech giants. After the Galaxy Fold fiasco with Samsung, Huawei pushed back the launch of its foldable device the Mate X to September.
In a move that’s not going to surprise many, President Donald Trump has allowed U.S. companies to once again do business with Huawei. The US government is still not removing Huawei from its Entity List but it is allowing US companies to once again indulge in trade with the Chinese company.
Before President Trump banned all U.S. companies from engaging in any kind of trade with Huawei, the Chinese smartphone company was well on the way to generate revenues of more than $125 billion and replace Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer. However, posted the ban, the picture has changed quite a bit for the Chinese giant.
Foldable phones were supposed to be the future and 2019 was going to be all about them. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold wowed everyone before Huawei unveiled the Mate X and stole the Korean company’s thunder. The Galaxy Fold was on the verge of being launched before Samsung was forced to pull it back due to reliability issues with its design. And now, Huawei is doing something similar.
Just a day after Google revoked Huawei’s Android license due to the ban imposed by the U.S. government, the latter has had a change of heart. In a bid to reduce disruption for its customers, the U.S. Commerce Department has eased some of the restriction imposed on Huawei.