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US assault on Huawei will slow smartphone innovation and 5G roll out

The US blacklisting of Huawei which was swiftly followed by Google’s announcement it would cease supplying the Chinese firm with Android support will backfire on many US technology sectors if sustained beyond the three-month reprieve that ends August 23rd. Both the US and Google have granted Huawei a stay of execution over Android after realizing an immediate ban would have a severe impact on existing owners of Huawei devices, especially smartphones, after buying them in good faith. The reprieve was contemptuously brushed aside by Huawei which has decided to come out fighting, having failed with its previous conciliatory efforts in which it had offered to submit software and hardware to independent verification before deployment. The real battleground for Huawei is…

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