The administration of the US President Donald Trump is likely to extend the temporary license, allowing Huawei to continue to buy technology from the US.
The temporary license allows Huawei to continue to buy technology from the US that may be extended for another 3 months, according to Reuters. This helps Chinese companies continue to use important technologies, such as the Android operating system on their smartphones.
The extension will be made when the original license expires on August 19. Earlier, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping expected a call to discuss solutions to Huawei’s problem later this week. Reuters said Chinese companies had become a chess piece in trade negotiations between the two countries.
In May, the US Department of Commerce put Huawei and dozens of countries in the “blacklist”, banning the purchase of technology from US companies without a license. Soon after, many US companies such as Google, Intel and Qualcomm announced they would comply with the ban.
The US put Huawei on the black list with the view that the company is a threat to national security. When not buying technology from the US, Huawei does not use the Android operating system on their smartphones, nor does it have important chips used in computers and telecommunications equipment.
After the ban from the US Department of Commerce, many companies have asked the government to license to continue trading with Huawei. US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said he had received about 50 applications for trading licenses with Chinese companies, and he said that many other companies would send requests.
In the $ 70 billion cost of buying components from Huawei in 2018, they spent $ 11 billion to buy goods from US companies like Qualcomm, Intel or Micron.
Huawei plans to launch the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in September. With the license renewed, the two phones will continue to use the Android OS customized EMUI version.
After the ban was announced in May, Huawei accelerated the development of its own operating system. Launched in August, Harmony OS is available for smart devices, IoT. There is information that a Mate30 version sold in China will use this operating system.