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July 2, 2019 by
Huawei has kinda dominated the tech world headlines of late – and for good reason. As one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, getting cut off from supply chains and Google’s Android operating system is a pretty big deal. In fact, it seems like it cost the company a ton of money and potential sales and contracts.
Huawei P10 Smartphone image via Huawei. What is the reason for all of this, you might wonder? The US government, under the direction of the current administration, sees Huawei’s 5G expertise as a threat and is working to crush the company’s inroads into this and other areas of the telecommunications and tech industry. Of course, Huawei has become the symbol for a larger struggle between the US and China when it comes to trade and it has suffered because of this prominence. From having consumers questions whether or not they will buy the latest Huawei smartphone because of its iffy future with Google to suppliers cutting the company off entirely, things haven’t looked good. Well, apparently the US government was just kidding about all of that because now Huawei isn’t going to be blacklisted and Google and friends can trade and do business with Huawei however they like. So, in a couple of days, the company went from being a massive threat to world security to not that big of a deal. What gives? Many analysts see this as an opening for the US government and China to begin trade talks anew and in good faith. Whatever the purpose the results are nothing but more drama in a saga that just keeps on giving. And all of this conveniently comes right before Huawei is set to unleash some hot new headsets on the market. What do you think of the Huawei story? Justified actions by the US government when it comes to trade and IP or just more chaos? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, check out our other photography news articles here on Light Stalking. [ Vanity Fair]