At the start of the week HEXUS wrote about the Google Android software license being taken away from Huawei.
Still, he stressed that would only happen if the company were completely stopped from using Google's GOOGL and Microsoft's MSFT software.
In light of the USA administration's export ban on Chinese telecom giant Huawei, mobile carriers around the world have announced that they would discontinue selling Huawei models of smartphones, owing to concerns that the us restrictions would affect the phones' maintenance.
Google, which makes the Android operating system, said it would have to restrict Huawei's access to its operating system thanks to the blacklisting, including the latest updates for new phones including apps like Gmail and YouTube.
It has been reported that the memo was sent out to workers on May 16 last week, and even with the 90-day temporary reprieve granted by the US, ARM employees have not been told they can resume work with Huawei. As such, Huawei's inability to use Google services isn't a awful setback. Instead, users would need to find other ways to install their favorite applications.
Huawei stressed that its existing handset users will not be affected by the developments.
"It's not that Huawei is a bad product".
US Steps Back from the Huawei Cliff, for Now
For those concerned that their current Huawei phones are set to become useless bricks, there's nothing to be anxious about. But Huawei has no plans to change its management or accept supervision from the USA , according to Ren.
"We don't want to see another wall [like the Berlin Wall] and we don't want to go through another painful experience. I think the U.S., this kind of thing, will also not only be bad news for us, but also bad news for the U.S. companies because we support the U.S. business, so we will be forced to do this on our own", Yu said.
In other words, "until we get the information and confidence that gives us the long-term surety that our customers, when they buy those devices [Huawei phones], are going to be supported for the lifetime they've got the device with us", said Marc Allera, CEO of the BT Group's consumer brands.
There are several challenges that could face Hauwei's own operating system.
"Ensuring security of apps is paramount which involves scanning and certification of apps for the store which is a enormous task and could be challenging and resource intensive".
ARM, which employs more than 6,000 people, says its technology reaches 70 percent of the global population and is present in more than 130 billion chips shipped to date.
Huawei's smartphone business is already in a lot of trouble thanks to its reliance on Android, but this Arm move will mean it can't make its own chips either, which renders talk of OS alternatives redundant.
The processor in a phone needs to work closely with the operating system in a device.
Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei has remained defiant about Washington's moves, saying the United States is underestimating his group's capabilities, but the truth is that lack of support from chipmakers like ARM and Qualcomm could make it impossible for Huawei to develop its own mobile ecosystem to replace Android.