Huawei and Google: decision postponed. Here’s what will happen

The U.S. Department of Commerce has granted Huawei a temporary 90-day license to continue operating in the U.S. Here's what changes

Huawei's ban from U.S. soil has been suspended for 90 days until August 19, 2019. Making the announcement is the Department of Commerce through an official statement. The momentary suspension of Huawei's ban on U.S. technology was necessary to complete shipments of orders already signed and to give companies time to complete software updates.

In these ninety days of respite, Huawei will be able to seek dialogue with the U.S. government, or find new suppliers in Europe or China. Thanks to this temporary reprieve, Google will be able to release security updates for Huawei smartphones it was already working on, while companies like Intel and Qualcomm will be able to complete orders and ship the devices made in China. In addition, U.S. companies that take advantage of Huawei's infrastructure and products will be able to find alternatives.

What the U.S. Blockade of Huawei Predicts

With the U.S. government's ban on Huawei, American companies can no longer have business relationships and partnerships with the Chinese giant. The first effects have already been seen, with Huawei that will no longer be able to use Google services (Google Play Store, Gmail, just to give an example) on the smartphones that will be released in the next months (it should be guaranteed, however, the support from the engineers of the Chinese company). The same is true for chips and microchips made by US companies: Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom have interrupted the commercial relationships and will process only the orders already in existence.

What does the temporary license given to Huawei

The US Department of Commerce has granted Huawei a temporary license of 90 days to give way to all the companies involved to complete the software update and to ship the orders already made. But that's not all. Both Huawei and U.S. companies will be able to find new suppliers in this way.

What will change for Italian users? Practically nothing. Only if they buy a Huawei smartphone in the next three months, they will be guaranteed to receive OS updates, security patches and will be able to use Google services.

What will happen at the end of the temporary license

From August 19, 2019, U.S. companies will have to stop any business contact with Huawei, unless the Department of Commerce decides to extend the temporary license for an additional 90 days. If U.S. companies sign agreements with Hauwei during this period, they will need to seek approval from the Department of Commerce, otherwise the contract will be canceled.