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Major mobile carriers suspend Huawei smartphone orders

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Published on May 24, 2019 - Duration: 01:07s

Major mobile carriers suspend Huawei smartphone orders

Mobile networks around the globe have suspended orders of Huawei smartphones after US president Donald Trump added the Chinese company to an export blacklist, CNN reports.

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Major mobile carriers suspend Huawei smartphone orders

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Mobile networks around the globe have suspended orders of Huawei smartphones after US president Donald Trump added the Chinese company to an export blacklist, CNN reports.

The Chinese company is no longer allowed to use Google's Android system in its new devices.

As a result, Huawei users won't be able to access apps that depend on Google, such as Gmail, Youtube and Google Maps.

According to CNN, the US Commerce Department has issued a temporary reprieve to allow Google's Android system to service existing Huawei smartphones for the next 90 days.

According to The Verge, major carriers in the UK such as Vodafone and EE have also suspended orders of Huawei devices.

The Verge cites Marc Allera, CEO of the BT Group which owns EE, as saying that the company wouldn't launch new Huawei smartphones until it is able to assure its clients of the phone's usability in the distant future.

Japanese mobile operator KDDI and Y!

Mobile have both said they will bring a halt to the launch of Huawei's newest smartphones, according to the Associated Press.

RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1.

A US flag, Huawei logo, and two Huawei smartphones flashing red 2.

Huawei logo, Google Android system, a logo of Gmail, Youtube and Google Map 3.

Vodafone icon, EE icon, a Huawei smartphone 4.

KDDI icon, Y!

Mobile icon and a huawei smartphone with its logo on it, 5.

A blocking sign then appears on top of it VOICEOVER (in English): "In response to the US decision to impede Huawei's use of US software or components, countries in Asia and Europe have decided to suspend orders of Huawei smartphones." "CNN reports the Chinese company is no longer allowed to use Google's Android system in its new devices." "As a result, Huawei users won't be able to access apps that depend on Google, such as Gmail, Youtube and Google Maps." "The US Commerce Department has issued a temporary reprieve to allow Google's Android system to service existing Huawei smartphones for the next 90 days." "According to The Verge, major carriers in the UK such as Vodafone and EE have also suspended orders of Huawei devices." "The Verge cites Marc Allera, CEO of the BT Group which owns EE, as saying that the company wouldn't launch new Huawei smartphones until it is able to assure its clients of the phone's usability in the distant future." "According to the Associated Press, Japanese mobile operator KDDI and Y!

Mobile have both said they will bring a halt to the launch of Huawei's newest smartphones." SOURCES: CNN, The Verge, The Associated Press, The New York Times https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/22/tech/huawei-phone-launch-delay/index.html https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/22/18635313/huawei-phones-dropped-uk-carrier-ee-5g-mate-20-launch https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3011363/japans-biggest-phone-companies-mull-pulling-huawei-handsets https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/business/huawei-google-japan-britain.html *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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