China's top smartphone manufacturers are teaming up to create the Global Developer Service Alliance, which will allow developers to submit their app once and have it added simultaneously across their app stores.
According to the latest market research, Huawei sold 42 million more smartphones in 2019 than Apple. The biggest winner for the year, however, was Samsung, with sales of nearly 300 million smartphones.
The EU will not block Huawei equipment from member states' 5G networks. Instead, it has opted for a limited approach aimed at threat mitigation, urging member states to not rely on high-risk suppliers.
The U.S. Commerce Department was set to introduce a new ban on the sale of U.S. technology to Huawei, but disagreements within the Pentagon caused it to pull that ruling. A possible new ban could be introduced next week.
British officials have openly signaled willingness to consider using Huawei equipment as the nation's carriers build out 5G networks. With a ban on Huawei network equipment use in the U.S., Huawei's role will be limited but vital.
Huawei is ready for an escalation of hostilities with the U.S., the firm says. It has spent years building out a plan B so its smartphone business can still run without U.S. components just for this occasion.