Intel, Qualcomm and others join Google in Huawei ban

Earlier today, Huawei got slapped with the worst news possible as the company lost access to Android and other Google services. This comes after the Trump administration decided to ban Huawei over the spying allegations. If that wasn’t enough bad news for Huawei, a new report from Bloomberg (via The Verge) claims that Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are cutting their ties with Huawei.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom have informed their employees to freeze all the transactions with Huawei until further notice. This is a big issue for the company who uses Intel’s chips on its laptops but is protected against Qualcomm’s ban since Huawei uses its own mobile SoC and modems. The good thing is that Huawei has been stockpiling chipsets for the last three months and it should give the company enough time to figure out its next move. Not only that, earlier this year, Huawei confirmed that the company is working on an alternate OS which will serve as a replacement for both Android and Windows. Microsoft is yet to discuss its stance on the matter but seeing how others are falling into line, Microsoft might play ball and stop providing Windows to Huawei.

Meanwhile, things aren’t looking good across the pond as well. European chipmaker ST Microelectronics is reportedly discussing its continued shipments to Huawei this week while Infineon has completely blocked the shipment. It still has to be seen how Huawei will react to the news. The company has been selling phones without Google’s services in China for a while now and it might just start selling those worldwide.

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