What you need to know
- President Donald Trump has extended his executive order that bans U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms that pose a national security risk.
- The extension means Huawei and ZTE will not be able to sell their telecommunications equipment in the U.S. or trade with American firms until May 2021.
- Huawei's Android license will also stay revoked.
In May last year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that banned U.S. companies from purchasing telecommunications equipment or trading with companies that pose a national security risk. The order, which was aimed at Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE, has now been extended (via Reuters) by another year.
Fortunately for Huawei, the U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend the temporary general license granted to the company once again. The license extensions have allowed Huawei to continue to support its telecommunications equipment and phones. Since the executive order was signed by the U.S. President in May last year, the Commerce Department has extended the temporary general license granted to Huawei four times. The most recent extension was announced in March and is set to expire on May 15.
However, when it announced the most recent extension in March, the Commerce Department hinted that it might not continue issuing further license extensions in the future. It sought public comments on whether such extensions should continue to be granted and tried to determine the impact of ending license extensions on U.S. companies and organizations.
While license extensions will allow Huawei to continue to buy some U.S. goods, its Android license will stay revoked through May 2021. The company will have to continue to focus on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and its own app store.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Unlocked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is now receiving the September security patch
The latest September 2020 Android security patch is now rolling out to unlocked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra phones in the U.S. Along with the September 2020 patch, the update also brings improved camera performance and a few other enhancements.
Everything we know (so far) about the Google Pixel 5
We're still months out from Google unveiling the Pixel 5, but that doesn't mean it's too early to speculate what it might offer. Here's everything we know so far!
The ultimate guide to customizing your Android phone
Theming on an Android device is more than just setting a wallpaper and calling it a day. Take a look at some of the widgets, icons, and other elements that go into making your Android your own.
Snag one of these cases and protect your P40 Pro in style
Did you just pick up the new Huawei P40 Pro, but aren't sure how you want to keep it safe from when "life" happens? We've rounded up the best cases and there's an option available for just about everyone.