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US trade ban could cost Huawei and Google both

Considering the US trade ban, Huawei looks at a massive $30 billion loss in revenue over the next two years, but this could hurt Google as well.

India TV Tech Desk Reported by: India TV Tech Desk New Delhi Updated on: June 17, 2019 17:37 IST
US trade ban could cost Huawei and Google both
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US trade ban could cost Huawei and Google both

Huawei, the Chinese electronics company that hit by the US trade ban could be looking at a $30 billion loss in revenue over the next two years, said the Chinese smartphone giant's Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei on Monday. He added by saying that the US President Donald Trump administration's attack on Huawei won't stop it from moving forward.

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Huawei recently outpaced Apple for the number two spot globally in the smartphone market but considering it to be the world's largest maker of telecom equipment, The US has also banned Huawei from testing their 5G networks.

The US President Donald Trump on May 15th effectively banned Huawei with a national security order and asked its allies to steer clear of using Huawei products over concerns of the Chinese government obtaining private information.

Followed the ban, Google decided to end support for its Android operating system and apps on Huawei devices, but could possibly backfire Google as the Chinese communication giant has started working in its own operating system that is called "Hongmeng", which will be replacing the Android OS on the smartphones. The HongMeng OS is likely to be called the Ark OS for the global market that would be shipping on Huawei smartphones in October.

According to reports Huawei has been testing the HongMeng OS intensively with companies like Oppo, Tencent and Vivo and considering the test results the new Huawei OS turns out to be 60 per cent faster than Android, which potentially could hurt the Android market in near future.

Although Huawei aims at launching its own operating system to replace the Android OS on its smartphones, but the OS has to see the light of the day and then users' approval.

It will be interesting to see how Huawei works around with the absence of pre-installed apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram that are there on Android.

Also, read: Huawei Mate 30 Pro to come with 90Hz refresh rate display

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