Many owners of Huawei smartphones were devastated after penalties from the US forbid the Chinese manufacturer from having any Google apps on its phones. Although the devices were running on Android, they couldn’t get apps like YouTube, Gmail, Waze, Chrome, the Play Store, and many others. But now, things are reaching an even higher level of unwanted events.
Huawei is also the world’s biggest smartphone vendor if we take into account the reports from the last three months. Samsung has been dethroned after a long period of utmost dominance. But this doesn’t stop US penalties from showing some wrath on Huawei once again.
Huawei is running out of processor chips
Huawei itself comes with the sad news, and Richard Yu (CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit) even says that the Chinese company will soon no longer be able to make Kirin chipsets. The man declared:
Unfortunately, in the second round of U.S. sanctions, our chip producers only accepted orders until May 15. Production will close on Sept. 15,
This year may be the last generation of Huawei Kirin high-end chips.
The US has accused Huawei of being accomplice to the Chinese government for spying endeavors.The Trump administration placed Huawei on its Entity List in May 2019. This meant that US companies couldn’t sell technology anymore to the Chinese company without having explicit approval from the government. The ban lasts until May 2021.
Otherwise, Huawei seems like it’s doing pretty well even without Google’s apps. The Asian phone manufacturer has an increasing number of sales, and the most sold devices are the following (from best to worse): Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei P30, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 X, Huawei P40 Pro, and Huawei Mate 30 Pro. On the other hand, Samsung can surely not comply with the second position, and it will do its best to regain first place in sales.