Taiwan’s top telecoms to stop selling Huawei smartphones

Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile have decided not to sell Chinese company Huawei’s devices after they sell out
Taiwan News
Date: 2019/05/22
By: Judy Lo, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(By Associated Press)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two of Taiwan’s major wireless carriers, Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信) and Taiwan Mobile (台灣大哥大), confirmed on Wednesday (May 22) they will not sell Huawei devices after stock sells out, reported Central News Agency.

The news comes as Google is set to quit supporting Huawei’s Android operating system. Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile confirmed they will stop selling Huawei smartphones, while other wireless service providers will wait and see.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce placed Huawei on its so-called “Entity List,” restricting U.S. firms from selling Huawei technology without government approval.

Google said it would continue to support existing Huawei smartphones but future devices wouldn’t have the company’s apps and services, such as maps, Gmail, YouTube, and Chrome. Only basic services would be available, making Huawei phones less attractive.

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