Until recently, Huawei was one of the mobile brands with the largest presence in Spain, but in 2019, Donald Trump’s veto put the company in serious trouble, preventing it from obtaining permits to use Google services on new mobiles, as well as other restrictions.
As the US elections have ended and Joe Biden has become the new president of the United States, many assumed that the situation for Huawei would revert to the pre-veto era. But will it finally be like this? At the moment it doesn’t seem that clear, but the Biden administration seems to be taking the first steps.
Huawei could get Google services back, but there are no guarantees yet
Following Biden’s inauguration, his team has begun to work to ensure the best of America. In addition to its own electoral promises, the Biden administration is challenged to review some of the most controversial decisions of its predecessor, including the veto of Huawei that prevents the Chinese giant from negotiating with US companies.
Will they allow Huawei to go back to trading with Google and other companies? Although there is no definitive answer, it seems that if they are going to review the veto. Gina Raimondo, current governor of Rhode Island and a candidate to head the United States Department of Commerce, was consulted by Senator Ted Cruz about keeping Huawei on the blacklist.
Gina assured that she will review the policy and consult with the senator himself, the industry and allies to make an evaluation on what will be best for the security and US economy, and from there make a decision. This leaves no guarantee that the situation will change in Huawei’s favor, but at least it seems that there will be a much more rational evaluation.
A few months ago we consulted Huawei about their future, and although they did not comment on what they expected from the change of US government, they did make it clear that their fate would not depend on anyone other than themselves, leaving the door open to Google services should they become available again, while continuing to invest in its own mobile service ecosystem.
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