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Huawei phones in the UK not listed for 5G networks launch

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Last week, Huawei announced its Mate X and Mate 20X 5G smartphones in the UK but the country’s two biggest mobile carriers don’t seem to be interested in adding Huawei phones on their 5G networks.

ARM reportedly planning to stop working with Huawei

UK mobile network EE had planned to list Huawei phones as part of its May 30 launch of the 5G network but abandoned it because of uncertainty that whether its customers will get software support from Google after they the devices from EE, citing the US restrictions, reported FinancialTimes.

Another major operator, Vodafone reportedly said it would suspend Huawei’ Mate X from the list of its 5G devices, which has also planned to launch the device on its 5G network but a expressed that “Huawei’s 5G handset is yet to receive necessary certifications”.

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The chief officer of EE said: “The company had paused the launch of Huawei’s 5G phones because it did not have the “Surety of service” it needed to offer on long-term contracts. We’ve had to hold that back”.

However, the company will continue to use Huawei’s 5G network equipment alongside another telecom provider.

This whole scenario is related to the US’s business restrictions on Huawei, which dragged Google to also put an end on its services to Huawei phones including software updates support and now the company has resumed its services to existing devices for next 90 days.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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How to watch Huawei HDC 2021 [Livestream]

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HDC 2021 Livestream

We’re just a few hours away from the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021), and you can watch the entire HDC 2021 Livestream on the platforms given below.

HDC 2021 Livestream

There will be a number of new software technologies that will unveil at the event, so don’t forget to tune in on time. If you want to know more about the HDC 2021 schedule and attendees, visit the article linked below or jump directly on the HDC 2021 Livestream that starts at 07:30 BST/08:30 CEST/14:30 CST.

HDC 2021 Schedule, Keynote, and more – Read here

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Breaking: U.S. approved Billions USD worth licenses to Huawei

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This is quite interesting news, the U.S. has granted billions of dollars worth of licenses to Huawei from November through April to get access to U.S.-made technologies while being listed under the U.S. Entity List.

According to the document released by the U.S. Congress and seen by Reuters, Huawei has received over 113 export licenses worth 61 billion US dollars were approved for suppliers to ship products. Alongside the Chinese tech giant, the U.S. has also approved, around 188 licenses (worth 42 billion dollars to the Chinese semiconductor maker – SMIC.

The data shows that Huawei’s ratio of license approval was around 69% of the overall request for approval that has been made, while SMIC got approval for 9 out of 10 license applications.

However, the entire process is a bit complicated and there are plenty of senators and politicians that have voted to retain strict restrictions on the Chinese tech maker.

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Some of them have raised their doubts on the current U.S. president – Joe Biden on his low-level policy on Huawei and why it’s continues to get exceptions in terms of accessing technologies that could expand its business.

“It is just another example of President Biden not taking the economic and security threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party seriously,” said Republican Senator Marco Rubio.

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U.S. Commerce Department Statement:

The Commerce Department has been the center of this entire matter since the beginning and imposed sanctions on Huawei. The commerce department said that the release of an “arbitrary snapshot” of license approvals “risks politicizing the licensing process and misrepresenting the national security determinations” made by the government.

Heart of the matter:

In May 2019, Huawei has been placed under the U.S. entity list, which bans the company from purchasing U.S.-made technologies such as important chipsets and so on. The company has also given up on making new chipsets due to the expansion of restrictions made by the U.S. government.

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However, the information regarding the current licenses has not been disclosed but there are certain licenses that have been denied in the process.

Furthermore, a previous report reveals that Of the 113 licenses approved for Huawei after U.S. Entity List, 80 were for non-sensitive goods that only required a license because the recipient was blacklisted. For SMIC, the figure was 121 of 188.

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Nope! HarmonyOS is not rolling out in Europe, not currently

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In the past, we’ve seen a report that mentions that the HarmonyOS operating system has begun to rollout in Europe. Actually, it’s not true and we’re here to resolve all of the doubts on this matter that have been created so far.

So, there’s a screenshot that has been spreading across the internet regarding the recent rollout of software updates for the HarmonyOS powered devices. The version is HarmonyOS 2.0.0.209, which has been recently initiated in China.

This software package comes with a bunch of new features including the cross-device task center that is now expanding for different Huawei smartphones.

Regarding the software update, is HarmonyOS 2.0.0.209 is rolling out in Europe? The answer is a clear NO!

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Everyone knows that the software is currently working as a China-exclusive operating system and has not been announced nor it’s ready to adapt and work on global Huawei devices.

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Chinese HarmonyOS Software Build:

However, there are also some facts that you should know regarding the screenshot that has been appeared online. First, the build version has C00E207R5P6 numbers, which is a region code and it belongs to China.

This further clears our doubts regarding the rollout of HarmonyOS in Europe and in the global markets.

HarmonyOS for Global Users:

HarmonyOS is a cross-device operating system and it’s designed to work across various platforms – smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, home devices, IoT, smart consumers, business, and smart cars as well.

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Huawei has already upgraded 120 million smartphones in China with this new operating system but remained silent on its global appearance. Therefore, fans are eagerly waiting for their terms to upgrade over the new operating system.

The wait is also fueled by the long haul of any major upgrade for their device that has long been forgotten by the company and needs the nourishment of care such as a major announcement of features respectively.

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