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Google reportedly suspends select business with Huawei over U.S. ban

The Trump administration Huawei ban is sure to have wide-ranging and long lasting effects for all parties. In the meantime, it seems, a number of those involved in the periphery are treading lightly in hope of not burning bridges on either side. Google has taken accidental center stage, in its role providing Android and a variety of apps for the embattled handset maker.
According to a new report from Reuters, the U.S. software giant has taken some steps toward disentangling itself. Word comes from unnamed sources, who say the company has suspended all businesses with Huawei, aside from those covered by open-source licenses. The list appears to include updates to Android and popular apps like Gmail.
From the sound of it, Google is still attempting to wrap its head around how to proceed with the matter. Huawei, too, is assessing its options. Given the complexity of smartphone hardware and software, handsets routinely utilize components source from a variety of different locations. This fact has complicated things as trade tensions have begun to rise, hitting ZTE particularly hard over accusations that the company had violated U.S.-Iran sanctions.
Huawei has called the ban bad for all parties, but has continued to be defiant, noting its plans to become “self-reliant.” The company has no doubt been preparing for the seeming inevitability of heightened trade tensions, but its determination has some industry observers unconvinced that it can carry on with without any input from Google or U.S. chipmakers like Qualcomm.

Google reportedly suspends select business with Huawei over U.S. ban

Smartphone shipments hit a five-year low in North America

More dismal news from the smartphone number crunchers. New figures out of Canalys put the North American smartphone market at five-year low for the first quarter of 2019. That’s…bad. But also, pretty inline with what we’ve been seeing globally. The market has stagnated, and while manufacturers aren’t in full-on panic mode, there’s certainly cause for concern.
Shipments dropped from 44.4 million down to 36.4 million, marking an 18% drop year over year for the first quarter. Canalys says it’s the steepest drop it’s recorded for the category, chalking up some of the issues to “a lackluster performance by Apple and the absence of ZTE.”
Apple is still the top of the heap, commanding 40% of the North American market with help from the sale of older discounted units. But Samsung managed to tighten the gap on the back of a successful Galaxy S10 launch. The company grew by 3% for the year, up to 29.3% of the market.
LG, Lenovo and TCL rounded out the top five, with the latter two making pretty solid market-share strides. The remainder of the market took a massive hit, however, with a 65% drop in shipments. Analysts seem confident that 5G’s imminent arrival will help give the market a boost in coming quarters, but it’s going to be hard for manufacturers to maintain that momentum.

Smartphone shipments hit a five-year low in North America

Чистая прибыль ZTE по итогам квартала составила 863 млн юаней

Компания прогнозирует, что за шесть месяцев 2019 года чистая прибыль составит 1,2 – 1,8 млрд юаней
Чистая прибыль ZTE по итогам квартала составила 863 млн юаней

ZTE Blade L8: предварительный обзор 5-дюймового смартфона за 3 700 рублей

Один из лидеров рынка «умных» телефонов, китайская компания ZTE, представляет на российском рынке пару доступных новинок — модели Blade A3 и Blade L8. Купить ZTE Blade L8 в России можно будет по доступной цене в 3 700 рублей (порядка 50 долларов!). В акти

ZTE Axon Pro 5G: тройная камера и поддержка 5G; середнячок Blade V10

Обзор характеристик новинки Axon Pro 5G, нового флагмана китайского производителя ZTE, только что представленного в рамках Всемирного мобильного конгресса, традиционно проводящегося в Барселоне. Также компания представила бюджетный телефон Blade V10 на ба