I'm sorry, but this strikes me as ridiculously ironic. A Chinese company complaining that they're having a hard time reaching consumers in the US market? Is that not EXACTLY the same situation that countless American companies (esp. "Big Tech") face when trying to enter the Chinese market? To pass this off as "US is hurting its consumers by eliminating choice" is laughable vs the INSANE concessions US companies need to make to operate in China — which create hugely unfair advantages for domestic Chinese companies.
Is privacy the big reason? The article cites privacy as one of the pressures that caused AT&T to abort the deal — US companies don't want to let the government eavesdrop on their products, and Chinese government doesn't want US products and services that prevent the Chinese government from eavesdropping.
Shoe doesn't feel as nice on the other foot I guess.
In all honestly from the few products I see that come across the various tech review outlets I follow, Huawei seems to do some decent work. But the whole economic situation with China is complicated...mostly due to their own heavy handed protectionist policies.
From a cursory following, it certainly seems like the Chinese market in particular is biased at regulatory levels against foreign companies.
2012 US House Intel Committee report on Huawei (and ZTE) that led to them being labeled a national security threat (this was a year long investigation into Huawei): https://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/...
Skip to page 7 for the investigation.. or bottom of page 12 where it starts talking about Huawei.
Some of it could be political cover.. but some of it sounds quite solid. Like the part about their business in Iran, which they admit having and refused to discontinue, possibly violating US sanctions.
Read on the WSJ a few days ago how Huawei got started was straight stealing the exact same patented technology as an American firm and then could produce more cheaply thanks to government help.
America has to act now to prevent this kind of stuff, not just place a bandaid. Huawei is now cheaper and better than competitors but their model has been something Chinese and let's be honest most other countries have tried to implement. Props to them though
Their Nexus 6P wasn't great... and they didn't honor their warranty for my brother. https://www.xda-developers.com/nexus-6p-bootloop-fix/ These guys aren't ready for a US roll out.
I've never understood why people buy phones from the carriers rather than from a retail store or online and insert the SIM (for GSM carriers).
As a Canadian, I'm sure I know a large number of former Nortel employees who would just love to get their hands on a Huawei phone. Nortel did the R&D, and Huawei released identical devices, all the while someone in China was hacking into their systems and downloading their designs.
But sure, it's Huawei who are the victims in all of this.
Maybe it would be better for China to be allowed to spy on our phones.
China is halfway around the world and many of us will never go there.
On the other hand using phones provided by US carriers means the government here is probably spying on you.
China, however will probably never send people to knock your door down based on intel they gather from your phone.
Makes me wonder if China’s threat to halt treasury purchases was in response to this:
Seems to me that the US should use more of it’s leverage ($400b annual trade deficit) to ensure better market access to China.
“...was the best speech of CES” is a bit subjective for a headline.
They are the same company with a fatal boot loop design flaw on my $500 Nexus N6. That thing failed right after the 1 year warranty expired and they tell me there is no way to fix it as there are no replacement parts available. If it failed after 2 years I could have lived with it but 1 year is too short for outright failure. Right now I'm trying to get a claim through my credit card extended warranty to get my money reimbursed.
I'll start to feel sorry for Huawei after they apologize for repeatedly stealing IP from other companies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huawei#Intellectual_property_r...
American telecom market is a joke. Only very few Americans buy their own phone. So you have to make deals with the big carriers if you want to reach beyond the technophile crowd. Those carriers are shit.
I worked for a startup that worked with huawei for a few months -- we installed a heavy analytics platform onto their android devices for quite some time, receiving a disturbing amount of very granular (read: personally identifying) information to s3/bigquery in american servers. The company already was working on existing malware projects that were extremely profitable, some over 10 years old.
The deal fell through shortly after android 7, these changes  were pretty significant . The application remains on some smaller brands of 'obamaphone' and select huawei devices. It would not surprise me if they found another company to install a similar application. I do not trust this company, they were very strange to work with as far as politics were concerned even with guidance from Chinese native project managers.