When asked for its response, Huawei pointed to a statement on Panasonic's Chinese website that said the firm was supplying Huawei "normally" and "strictly abiding by the relevant laws and regulations of countries and regions where Panasonic is present".
That would be in addition to new restrictions on sales of computer chips and other components to companies like Huawei.
The removals make sense - not only will Google soon not be able to work with Huawei, but businesses probably shouldn't buy phones that might not get security updates in a few months. So, to me, the card that they are going to play back that matters more to us than anything else is they (China) own rare earth. The company sells tablets and laptops, wearables, and other devices, but it's also one of the three major telecommunications networking equipment providers in the world alongside Ericsson and Nokia.
Earlier yesterday, Japanese telcos KDDI and SoftBank's low-priced mobile brand Ymobile said they would delay the launch of the Huawei P30 Lite smartphone, which was due to go on sale tomorrow.
ARM's decision to interrupt cooperation with Huawei may hinder the latter's smartphone launch plans for the second half of the year. "China is refraining from taking sanctions for now, but the market is staying alert".
Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecom company in Taiwan, announced on May 22 that it would not purchase any more new Huawei phones because "the future maintenance and fix can't be guaranteed". It has more than 900,000 apps and more than 100 million users and it would appear that with Android's fallout with Huawei, Aptoide is perhaps the best chance for Huawei to keep its customers. "We are still making checks whether the ban applies to our products".
Huawei has been granted a 90-day extension to provide software updates to Android-powered handsets and maintain "continued operation of existing networks and equipment".
According to a report by French publication 01Net, the Honor 20 Pro, which was announced earlier this week at a launch event in London, failed to complete Google's Android certification process before Trump's banhammer fell last week. Huawei, however, says the leaders of Britain, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands have indicated their governments will not follow suit to ban Huawei from involvement in their networks. He also predicts that China will feature prominently in the 2020 USA presidential election.
USA lawmakers Wednesday worked on providing about $700 million in grants to help American telecom companies with the cost of removing Huawei equipment from their networks. But the list of such companies is getting bigger and bigger as we speak.