Huawei barred from using SD memory cards in its smartphones
by Cosmin Vasile / May 24, 2019, 10:05 PM
The SD Association is the latest company that bars Huawei access to its technology. Apparently, the Chinese company has been removed from the trade group as SD Association must comply with orders from the US Department of Commerce, Engadget reports.
Although customers who own Huawei smartphones can continue to buy SD and microSD cards to use in their devices, future Huawei phones will no longer work with the standard. It's unclear what will happen, but Huawei has already included proprietary storage cards in some of its latest flagships, which are called Nano Memory Cards.
Probably not as important as being banned from getting Android OS updates or chipsets from Intel, Qualcomm and AMD, SD Association's move adds to the major issues that Huawei's smartphone business is going to have in the coming months.
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posted on May 24, 2019, 10:07 PM 3
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why lmao .. u all forgot dat huawei loong time started using their own nano card ???? wake up ppl .. huawei knows dis long time ago coming,.. they said loong time ago they have secret project making their own OS for phones World need to STOP rely on USA and STOP using USA s**t! SOFTWARE and HARDWARE
posted on May 25, 2019, 12:19 PM 1
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Holy cow! Seems everybody is rejecting Huawei. This is terrible.
posted on May 24, 2019, 10:33 PM 5
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its not that everyone is rejecting huawei, its all bcuz of trump and his executive order...and probably trump is easking other countries to refuse dealing with huawei...i would love to see china and/or other asian countries stop manufacturing iphones and refuse to sell its smartphone parts to apple...imagine no new iphones for atleast a year...probably longer.
posted on May 25, 2019, 5:49 AM 12
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Truly astonishing as to how vulnerable every Android OEM that isn't American is to the US government. How has this never come up before? I hope the Chinese OEM's band together to create every element of a modern day smartphone/computer from the OS to the processor to the app eco system, without any American tech. It will take time, but having the US government basically control the core of everyone's mobile/computer division is a massive potential for abuse.
posted on May 24, 2019, 10:33 PM 17
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So is the Chinese government control if they do the hardware and software themselves. We are put in a place where we have to choose between two evils, the Chinese and American governments.
posted on May 24, 2019, 10:37 PM 11
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I'm sure everyone does everything, there is nothing we civilians can do about that except maybe complain. However, with everything that is happening to Huawei, it's not just the company but the millions of people who own Huawei phones that are being affected. Not to mention we just lost a major competitor who was pushing Apple and Samsung, so in fact all of us have been effected. Removing all reliance on one countries tech might not solve all the problems, but it will sure take away the power to cripple an entire company overnight.
posted on May 24, 2019, 11:03 PM 6
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No Google apps, no microsoft, no Intel tech, no Qualcomm tech, no ARM that uses american tech, no glass from Corning, no ugly iphone design, no ugly iOS copycat UI 1) it is impossible for them 2) other chinese brands have nothing to do with this, and wont take huawei side . They'd rather take their clients instead
posted on May 24, 2019, 11:04 PM 9
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What? What Trunp is doing can effect any OEM whether they are a US company or not. If China decides to retaliate and prevent components being sold to Apple, or banning iPhone exports, you're gonna have the same problem. It so amazing how when an Android OEM is under any kind of fire, you all act like this cant happen to others. None of these US oems make products in the US. All of them use Asian countries. Like the above poster says, if all Asian countries band together, or even if just China does it; they could hurt all US companies. It seems the Chinese don't want to do this because they want to keep their relationships clean. TRUMP doesn't give a crap because it ain't his money being lost. Which is exactjy one of the things Clinton stated. He lost millions and even billions his dad gave him. You think he gonna care about anyone else money he didn't have to work for? This is a problem period. Not an Android OEM problem.
posted on May 25, 2019, 11:51 AM 1
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this is what Huawei deserves, everything it's getting now. it serves them right, the kind of terrible business practices they run.
posted on May 24, 2019, 10:37 PM 13
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Have u ever even seen a Huawei device before? Have you ever even heard sm1 saying that their Huawei device is actually using their info for the Chinese benefit or anything that would lead to the Chinese benefit
posted on May 24, 2019, 10:46 PM 9
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good bye Hauwei! good luck to those that said they'll buy future hauwei phone and sideload google play services ;.
posted on May 24, 2019, 11:42 PM 3
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Doesn't really matter. They own the new Nano ones if I remember which is used in thier new phones.
posted on May 25, 2019, 1:09 AM 0
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There is also the possibility of further ban if any of the nano technology is based on SD standards.
posted on May 25, 2019, 2:42 AM 2
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Sd association? So who's next to ban them? Power button syndicate? Maybe YMCA also have a say on this?
posted on May 25, 2019, 3:48 AM 5
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Huawei CEO has a big mouth. If he kept it shut from time to time, maybe Trump would’ve went easy on him.
posted on May 25, 2019, 6:28 AM 1
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The argument that Huawei is an independent company is really laughable. Even in the west, it's hard for a tech company to be fully independent from the government. But in China which has one of the most oppressive regime on the planet and one of the top violators of human rights, nothing and nobody is independent. The thing is alowing Huawei in the fold of western 5G networks is massively risky and is basically like asking for trouble. To say that Huawei will be good is naive! They will do whatever their government asks them without any reservation. And let us not forget, Huawei and other Chinese companies have a bad reputation of stealing and hacking not to mention that most viruses originate from China so Huawei is the last thing the western countries want. To trust Huawei requires China to change which is not going to happen any time soon. The problem with this kind of technology is that it can be weaponized at any moment because it only needs a firmware to turn a device or component from benign to malevolent. Having Huawei components or devices all over the place is not anything else than China's people's army in a dormant status.
posted on May 26, 2019, 6:33 AM 0
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