Should you buy a Huawei smartphone now?

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His fear that the handsets might be eventually "useless" stems of course from Google's decision over the weekend, which itself was a result of the Trump administration adding Huawei to a trade blacklist that immediately restricts its ability to do business with United States companies.

"The founding fathers of the U.S. Constitution would be alarmed when confronted with the actions of the Trump administration", Liu said from Europe in a speech that was broadcast on the YouTube channel of China's English-language broadcaster CGTN.

The Trump administration has issued a temporary reprieve that will allow Huawei to continue doing business with USA companies for the next 90 days.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Credit: Tom's Guide) Huawei now finds itself on a U.S. Department of Commerce list that blocks U.S. companies from sharing hardware and software with the Chinese electronics giant. This forced USA tech giant Google to suspend some transfer of hardware and software to Huawei.

Huawei is still prohibited from buying American parts and components to manufacture new products without license approvals that likely will be denied. "We can also make the same chips as USA chips, but it does not mean that we will not buy them from the U.S".

Ren Zhengwei is also positive about Huawei's tech ambition.

So what happens to the existing Huawei smartphone owners?

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Manish Khatri, the owner of a smartphone shop in Mumbai, India's financial hub, said some customers had been looking for Huawei phones.

Most consumers wouldn't want an Android phone that lacks access to Google Play's store, so it might be safe to say that now isn't a good time to own a Huawei.

Sputnik: How will Trump's decision affect Huawei's competitiveness in both domestic and worldwide markets? While Huawei tells The Information that it's accelerating its OS efforts, the publication cites sources calling the project "far from ready", suggesting that reports of a fall launch might be overly optimistic. They will be knocked out of the market sooner or later, and we didn't do much preparation for this.

But it's undoubtedly smart for Huawei to save itself from getting locked out of the world's largest mobile OS ecosystem.

Following the recent ban on Huawei purchasing from U.S. companies, the Android Q beta supported devices list has been quietly updated, with just one change - Huawei's Mate 20 Pro no longer appears.

How will existing Huawei users be affected?

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