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US Temporarily Lifts Huawei Ban

A temporary reprieve for Huawei

After all the madness regarding the US’ export ban against Huawei, there’s finally a bit of good news. The US has temporarily lifted the export ban against Huawei by giving it a temporary license to maintain its products.

The license was given by the Department of Commerce, and is temporary and will only be in effect until August 19, 2019. The aim of the license is to allow Huawei to work with US corporations and release software fixes and updates to their existing hardware.

The Department Of Commerce will re-examine the temporary export license when the 90 days are up.

Obviously, all is not well in this story, as this only means that Huawei will only be able to maintain devices that are already on the market, and not release new hardware.

Multiple US companies like Googe, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Intel have cut ties with the Chinese powerhouse due to an export blacklist put in place by the United States government. Huawei, along with 68 other companies were placed in the blacklist were deemed to be engaged in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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One Comment

  1. Regarding netbooks and laptops, Huawei could just use amd inste.ad of intel. And they could just offer them with a Linux based os, and just let customers install Windows themselves.

    For phones, they could use their own os and just direct customers to a community of developers (which they can secretly fund) who would support their phones via aosp.

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