Report: ZTE May Lose Access To The Android OS

Things are really starting to look bleak for Chinese telcom companies. After the news came out that Huawei is pulling out of the US market, comes this report from Reuters that ZTE could lose access to the Android OS because of it running afoul of the US in the last few days. You see, Google which is an American company makes the Android OS, Google would have to stop serving the Android OS to ZTE to comply with the directive that came out a few days ago. That would be a huge problem to ZTE which is why they and Google are figuring out how to deal with reportedly. It will be interesting to see what happens next as ZTE isn’t exactly a small player in the smartphone market which means they have a lot to lose here.



One Response to “Report: ZTE May Lose Access To The Android OS”

  1. […] Weeks of the Trump administration in the US cranking up the pressure on Chinese phonemaker ZTE have resulted in ZTE shutting down. They employ 75000 people. The news popped up this morning via this PDF. Plus according to a report at The New York Times, manufacturing has been halted at ZTE’s plant in Shenzhen. This could be temporary as the company is still trying to play nice with the US. Or it could be the beginning of the end for them. It isn’t clear at this point. I’m going to guess that it’s the latter as US companies are banned from doing business with ZTE. And that likely includes access to the Android OS. […]

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