News & Reviews: ban
Sep 21, 2021
HONOR is now doing great after leaving HUAWEI. Not only the brand has made it into the top smartphone rank in China, but its laptop division is also performing well by getting more market share. However, it seems like that the company could return to the old days as the US is considering banning it.
Jun 10, 2021
Last year when former President Trump was around, he was on a roll banning Chinese tech brands such as Huawei, TikTok and WeChat for being a security threat. It was only a few weeks ago that Xiaomi got let off the hook, but right now, current President Biden has decided to revoke the ban on TikTok and WeChat.
Feb 10, 2021
With former US President Trump and his administration out of the office, many wondered if the new US President Biden would lift the ban on Huawei. We previously reported that the new US administration is probably not interested in removing the ban, so Huawei has decided to ask the court to overturn the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s decision for labelling them as a national security threat.
The Trump Administration reportedly trying to freeze Huawei suppliers' shipments on their last days in officeJan 18, 2021
In the last remaining days of Trump administration in the office, the group decided to revoke certain licenses on Huawei suppliers such as Intel. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, they are certainly trying to reject other applications as well in order to halt the supply, according to Reuters.
Jan 04, 2021
In December 2020, e-scooter owners and businesses weren't that happy to hear that the PDRM will take legal action against e-scooters on the roads on 1 January 2021. Despite that, DBKL has not ruled out in the usage of the electronic vehicle yet as they are still doing a survey.
Dec 14, 2020
As if HUAWEI hasn't suffered enough consequences from the trade ban, a new issue has come with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made an official announcement to order telecom providers in the United States to remove all equipment from HUAWEI and ZTE. The announcement was posted by FCC's official Twitter account on 11 December.
Nov 11, 2020
By now, you should know that Donald Trump lost his election campaign and Joe Biden will be the new US President. Trump's defeat also got us thinking about two things - will the ban be lifted on Huawei and how is the TikTok negotiation thing going on?
Sep 03, 2020
A few weeks ago, we reported that the India Government was looking into banning several mobile apps from China due to security reasons. They have already banned TikTok in their country and now with the latest update - a total of 118 mobile apps are blocked.
Aug 28, 2020
Not only the U.S. is banning HUAWEI to have any affiliation with the country's companies, but companies from other corners of the world are being affected as well. Earlier, it has been reported that HUAWEI is not able to manufacture the Kirin chips anymore due to their chip supplier TSMC being pressured by the ban. Now, MediaTek is facing the same problem as well. However, it looks like the chip manufacturer is not going to give up working with HUAWEI, as they applied for an exemption from the ban.
Aug 24, 2020
Last week, Apple announced that it will be terminating Epic Games' developer account. It was likely retaliation to the latter submitting a lawsuit after Apple had removed Fortnite from the Apple App Store. Microsoft has now decided to throw in its support for Epic Games, stating that termination of a developer account will hurt other game creators that rely on Unreal Engine.