Huawei is banned from using Google Mobile Services, preventing the brand from loading the Play Store on its new devices. It now looks like the Chinese manufacturer is looking to India's homegrown Indus OS as an alternate option.
Huawei says its doubling down on its development of Huawei Mobile Service as a replacement to Google's ecosystem, and that its own app store now has 400 million users, making it the third-largest app platform after the Play Store and the Apple App Store.
A new report out of China suggests multiple companies, such as Huawei, Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, and OPPO may soon roll out new chargers using Galium-Nitrade technology capable of significantly faster charging speeds than silicon equivalents used currently.
In 2019 Huawei sued the U.S. over blocking it from selling telecom equipment to the government and its contractors. On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit, citing that contracting with the government is a privilege, not a constitutionally protected right.
Even though the U.S. has been trying to convince governments in Europe to enforce a ban on Huawei’s 5G equipment, most European countries could soon starting allow the Chinese company to build their 5G networks.
The U.S. has charged Huawei with stealing trade secrets in a new 16-count indictment handed down this week. The firm is also accused of violating sanctions by covertly trading with states like Iran and North Korea.
The U.S. Government reportedly has proof of Huawei's backdoor access, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. U.S. officials were unable to say whether they had proof of Huawei using those backdoors. Huawei continues to reject these claims of espionage.
China's ambassador to the U.K. in comments made on the BBC argued that the concern against Huawei's deployment of 5G was simply a witch hunt driven by its nature as a Chinese company. The country's embassy in Paris also expressed concerns that European telecoms companies may be affected as a result.