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In a press conference after the G20 meeting in Tokyo, US President Trump announced that US companies can once again now sell their products to Huawei. This will not only significantly benefit the Chinese manufacturer, but US companies that rely on Huawei as a client as well.

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While this is not a total lifting of the ban (as far as I can tell, they’re still on US’s entity list), it does mean that Huawei can once again use products and technology from US companies like Google, Intel, and more. Take note that Huawei is still not allowed to sell their products, which include smartphones, laptops, and networking hardware, to the US.

One of the things I will allow, however, is, a lot of people are surprised we send and we sell to Huawei a tremendous amount of product that goes into the various things that they make. And I said that that’s okay, that we will keep selling that product. These are American companies… that make product and that’s very complex, by the way, and highly scientific. And in some cases we’re the ones that do it, we’re the only ones that do it. What we’ve done in Silicon Valley is incredible, actually and nobody has been able to compete with it, and I’ve agreed and pretty easily, I’ve agreed to allow them to continue to sell that product. So American companies will continue and they were having a problem, the companies were not exactly happy that they couldn’t sell because they had nothing to do with whatever it was potentially happening with respect to Huawei, so I did do that.

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More importantly to us consumers, Google can continue its partnership with Huawei — and that our Huawei smartphones and tablets will not lose access to Google products such as the Play Store, GMail, and YouTube, and will continue to get future Android and security updates and support.

Also Read: US chip makers lobby against Huawei ban and Google suspends some business with Huawei

For those unaware, a couple of months back, the US government placed Huawei on the entity list. This prevented them from doing business with US companies like Google, Android, ARM, Facebook, and more without special approval due to national security concerns.

Source: Forbes

Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

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