First about how it will affect end-user Huawei. Smartphones of the Chinese company will no longer receive updates, including security, from Google. This makes the device vulnerable enough to recall virus Petya and NotPetya, which de facto destroyed a huge number of computers that are not managed to update Windows and to close known security breach.
Furthermore, Huawei will retain access to Android Open-Source Project (the open version of the operating system). It is updated, but not as fast as the main mobile software from Google. Huawei insists that support smartphones will continue — likely, the company will begin to release its own patches for openstarlogo Android. However, the most vigilant users should think compatibility using, for example, banking applications with uncertain security situation on Huawei devices.
As for the smartphone market as a whole — there is nothing to worry about. Even though Huawei is the third in revenue and second in the number of sold devices, according to the President of the company “the Moscow partners”, Professor of Economics Eugene Kogan:
Evgeniy Kogan, managing Director of the company “the Moscow partners” “the Holy place is never empty, if there’s a problem at Huawei, so there will be a big plus from Samsung. Will be a big plus, not to say that other Chinese manufacturers, but Korean so sure. The market today is very saturated. As soon as the problem arises from the same manufacturer, then, as they say, “Chip and Dale rescue Rangers”. In this case, the niche market immediately closes others. The end user is a question the creative. My son for example, loves Huawei, and how a particular user says it’s an excellent device. He may have to switch to something else. Povorchu two days — this will all end. Samsung will release something new about the problems Huawei all will be forgotten. You know, the rescue of drowning — a case of drowning”.
In addition to Google Android, Bloomberg found out about the failure of Intel, Qualcomm and other manufacturers of the USA chips to cooperate with the Chinese giant. American vital components of Huawei — one of the leading manufacturers of Telecom equipment in the world — but a few months the company plans to lend on stocks. The persecution of Huawei in the United States became part of a larger trade war between Beijing and Washington, which each hopes that the opponent will blink first. According to estimates by investment Bank Jeffries, Chinese authorities expect that trump will eventually cave in under pressure from lobbyists for farmers and large companies. The position of the critics within the United States perfectly illustrates the dialogue of the journalist John Forte and founder of Business Insider Henry Blodgett on CNBC:
— If there is no objective process to determine the existence of vulnerabilities in the equipment and determine the extent of the threat is arbitrary. It is the policy to the detriment of trade. How do we know, nor does anyone in Europe (e.g., France) by spying through their equipment. But just because they are not considered “enemy”, whatever that meant, we’re not going to watch them? Snowden’s revelations showed that the US did the same thing against its own allies, and now we’re in a gleaming white leotard and prohibited equipment Huawei without any concrete evidence? Bullshit.
— If this company really leaves backdoors in its equipment and can listen to any traffic flows, of course, this is bad, this we must resist. The problem is that the supply of confidence to the administration trump is equal to zero. So now you can say, “Well, it’s just trump, he is tough bargaining.” But what if then China will come and say, “you Know what? No more Apple. All these factories that assembles iPhones, they are ours, and they are closed. Then sort it out yourself, because, you know, it’s a security risk.
In the medium term, the situation with Huawei can change the attitude to the services that are considered to be politically neutral. How to write in Telegram-channel TechSparks Director of marketing services of “Yandex” Andrei Serban, “global at first glance, the platform” was “quite controlled national”. If the projected situation for Russia, it is possible to draw Parallels between Android and the Internet in General. Many experts continue to be skeptical of the motivation of the so-called law of sovereign Internet “what nonsense, the US will not pull the plug!” but their opponents will appear weighty counterargument — “Android disabled”.
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