What Happened Between Huawei and America

An incident that we can count as the cause of this crisis occurred in 2012. The Obama-era administration banned the use of huawei-owned devices. Back to the present, the starting point of the fight is a leaders' summit. The crisis, which was laid at the G20 summit in Argentina in 2018, began when Trump announced he would impose additional taxes on China. The arrest in Canada of Meng Vanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei and the firm's Chief Financial Adviser, also sparked the incident. With Russia's support for China in the political framework, the parties became clear. First of all, we will consider the whole event diagram with basic information and a chronological order of the sequel.


Latest Status of Events

President Trump, who shocked everyone with his statement at the G20 summit on June 29, 2019, stated that sales of US companies to Huawei will continue, adding: "It is American companies that produce these technologies. It's complicated. Systematic and scientific. We are the sole owners of the technology purchased by the Chinese company. I've given our companies permission to sell our products to them. I like our companies selling to others. These are very complex events and therefore not easy to do. Our brands were very upset, but now I support them. If there is no national security problem, they can continue to sell."

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As we understand, economic reasons and the potential to produce technology have prevented political events. Although it was in danger of being removed from the American market and banned from Android Operating Systems until a year or two ago, it is certain that things will return normally for the time being. Despite this guarantee, Huawei introduced its own operating system, revealing that its hands cannot be connected.

5G Move and Huawei

Huawei has been working on a 5G data transfer technology called "polar codes" for almost the last 10 years. In response to this technology, the United States is on stage with a technology called "LPDC – Low data density parity" for 5G data transfer. Don't worry, it's not. We won't dive too far into the technical details, just know their names. Global companies are working to ensure that 5G technology has the same standards in a U.S. village or a Chinese town. In the standardization steps that began to be taken in 2016, the war between the United States (LDPC) and China (Polar codes) mentioned above was sharpened. Both sides wanted to set global standards. As a result, the U.S. government and companies like Qualcomm have begun to defend the LDPC against polar codes. At this point, Huawei's scientific approach strengthened its hand. Turkish professor Erdal Arikan is behind this approach. In fact, the reason for this war is somehow coming to this "5G" system.

The Cost of The Crisis to Huawei

Huawei's CEO Ren Zhengfei said they expect a loss of close to $30 billion this year following Google's decision. Ren Zhengfei's announcement at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen shows that he expects a 40 percent drop in global phone sales.

Easing of Trade Restriction

The U.S. Commerce Department announced last week that Huawei and 70 of its subsidiaries had been blacklisted, banning them from buying parts or technology from U.S. companies without government approval. It also prevented US companies from using telecommunications equipment from foreign companies that "pose a national security risk." But the U.S. government temporarily relaxed trade restrictions imposed last week on Chinese telecom equipment and electronics maker Huawei. While the U.S. move aims to minimize disruptions for Huawei customers, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said that because they are ready for the U.S. step, "the steps of the U.S. government underestimate the strength of our company."

Huawenin New Operating System HarmonyOS

Chinese tech giant Huawei's Android license was revoked following statements from the US administration. Explaining that this is not a problem for the company and users, Huawei announced that they are working on their own operating system and will be ready in a few months. The expected day has arrived and today, the Huawei Developer Conference has begun. As part of the events, the company was expected to introduce the new operating system, and as expected. Huawei introduced its own operating system.


Huawei's operating system will now be called HarmonyOS. In fact, this name has been said more than before, but with Huawei's announcement it became official. HarmonyOS is welcomed as HongmengOS in Chinese. That name has already been mentioned many times before. HongmengOS has been finalized specifically for the Chinese market.


Speaking as part of the events, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, explained that this operating system can be used in a wide range of areas and is the first microkernel core-based operating system. HarmonyOS is open source, Yu said, and developers have developed an operating system that they can work on comfortably. Yu also mentioned in his remarks what products HarmonyOS can be used in, explaining that this operating system can be used in almost any product, from advanced products such as smartphones and smart televisions to simple sensors. Smart speakers, tablets, cars, computers, smartwatches and wireless headphones will also be able to use the Harmony OS operating system.


Sharing almost every detail about the operating system, Yu said HarmonyOS has a wide range of system support. According to Yu's descriptions, HarmonyOS; It will be able to seamlessly support any application developed based on Android, Linux and HTML5. In addition, software languages such as Java, Kotlin, Javascript, C and C++ will be used to develop this operating system. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, explained that this operating system is currently ready for use in smartphones, but they respect the ecosystem and partnerships. "Right now, all our smartphones are ready to switch to HarmonyOS, but we're not going to do that," Yu said, adding that despite everything that's happened, they want to stick to Google. Taking into account possible situations, Yu announced that they will start the process of switching to HarmonyOS if they are unable to use the Android operating system according to the decisions of Google and the United States.


The HarmonyOS ecosystem will be fully open source to developers. This will allow the operating system to spread on more devices as quickly as possible. Manufacturers will be able to customize the operating system according to their own devices. In addition, they will be able to take full advantage of the HarmonyOS ecosystem in doing so.

What about the opponent?

Google has been working on Fuchsia OS for years, which is scheduled to replace Android soon. Fuchsia OS, which, like Harmony, is planned to work on any device with the process, actually defines an ecosystem. The electronic devices we will use in the future will use ecosystem-based operating systems under the same roof instead of autonomous operating systems. Huawei's eye is therefore no longer in a market that reaches saturation point and ends. The company wants to be the biggest alternative to U.S.-based modern ecosystem pioneers such as Google, Microsoft and Apple. Huawei's attack is the biggest marker of competition not only among U.S. companies in the coming years, but also globally. In short, things point to more than just smartphones in our pockets.



January 9, 2018: Speaking at CES 2018 (Consumer Electronics Show), Huawei CEO Richard Yu talks about the AT&T system no longer supporting the Chinese telecommunications company.


February 13, 2018: FBI Director Chris Wray issues a warning about purchasing Huawei and ZTE phones.


March 22, 2018: Huawei loses its retail partner, Best Buy.


May 2, 2018: The Pentagon bans the sale of Huawei and ZTE phones at U.S. military bases.


June 6, 2018: A report reveals that Facebook has given Huawei exclusive access to user data.


June 7, 2018: The American congress invites Google to a meeting over its ties to Huawei.


July 11, 2018: Australia announces it will ban Huawei from switching to the 5G system due to security concerns.


July 19, 2018: Huawei passes the 100 million threshold in shipments since the beginning of the year.


September 5, 2018: A Senate hearing involving Facebook and Twitter calls for Huawei and ZTE.


September 7, 2018: Huawei is caught cheating on benchmark tests.


October 18, 2018: The Chinese firm fights with American CNEX Labs over a theft.


December 5, 2018: British Telecom, the UK telecommunications company, says it will remove Huawei equipment from its 4G network and will not use them in its 5G core.


December 6, 2018: Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is arrested at the request of the United States.

December 7, 2018: Japan decides not to proceed with the purchase of Huawei and ZTE equipment.


December 12, 2018: A court in Canada provides $10 million in aid to Meng Wanzhou.


December 24, 2018: Huawei passes the 200 million sales threshold in the smartphones category.


January 4, 2019: Senators work together to raise concerns about Chinese technology companies and draft legislation. Both parties (the Republican Party and the Democratic Party) participated in this bill study.


January 8, 2019: Huawei fights to stay in the American market with its own laptops and tablets at CES 2019, launched on January 8, 2019.


January 11, 2019: A Huawei employee is arrested in Poland for alleged espionage. The employee concerned was fired by his firm three days later.


January 18, 2019: China makes it clear that Canada's tough ban on Huawei on 5G will provoke a backlash.


January 23, 2019: A report mentions that the United States may return Meng Wanzhou to its homeland.


January 24, 2019: Huawei says it will take away Samsung's success in the smartphones market by 2020.


January 25, 2019: Colleges have, they say, stopped using Huawei equipment to take pressure off the Trump administration.


January 29, 2019: The United States attacks Huawei with 23 indictments for allegedly secretly stealing trade.


January 30, 2019: Qualcomm signs an interim license agreement with Huawei.


February 4, 2019: According to a report, the FBI raided Huawei's workspaces and prepared a trap operation to apprehend suspects.


February 6, 2019: The US State Department urges European countries not to use Huawei equipment (in the 5G system).


February 17, 2019: The UK, it is said, has concluded that using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk.


February 19, 2019: Ren Zhengfei, founder of the Chinese tech conglomerate, tells the BBC: "There is no way the United States will crush us."


February 20, 2019 and February 21, 2019: Zhengfei says the motivation behind his daughter's arrest is political and that the United States is treating the 5G issue as a military technology. In the wake of this statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that countries that use Huawei technology pose a serious risk to the United States.


February 22, 2019: Italian politicians reportedly press for a Huawei 5G ban.


February 24, 2019: Huawei unveils its foldable phone, the Mate X.


February 25, 2019: Huawei may face a ban on solar technology in the United States.


February 26, 2019: Samsung and Huawei resolve a 2-year patent dispute.


February 28, 2019: Chinese children embrace their country's communication brand.


March 1, 2019: An extradition case is raised in Canada on behalf of Meng Wanzhou, and the United States warns the Philippines about the use of Huawei 5G hardware.


March 5, 2019: Huawei calls for international cybersecurity standards.


March 8, 2019: Huawei sues the U.S. government over its equipment ban.


March 11, 2019 and March 12, 2019: The United States strongly tells Germany that it should quit Huawei. President Trump has said that if the European country ignores this warning, it will be deprived of most of its intelligence sharing. Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate 20 has reached 10 million sales.


March 14, 2019: A report says Huawei is developing its own operating system in case it can't use Android or Windows.


March 15, 2019: According to the company's founder, Huawei's big name, Meng Wanzhou, is looking for a new job in Canada. Because Wanzhou wanted to leave his father's company.


March 19, 2019: Angela Merkel defies US pressure on Germany's use of 5G.


March 26, 2019: The P30 and P30 Pro are introduced in France (in Paris).


March 28, 2019: British observers say Huawei products represent a "significantly increased risk."


March 29, 2019: Huawei slams the U.S. for its "consistently losing failed child" attitude. According to the Chinese team, the U.S. can't deal with Huawei when it comes to technology.


April 4, 2019: Huawei sets itself new goals to surpass Samsung and Apple, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) severs communication links with Huawei and ZTE due to U.S. investigations.


April 8, 2019: Huawei gives the green light to a commercial collaboration with Apple in the field of 5G technology, according to a report.


April 9, 2019: The United States reportedly no longer requests a Huawei ban in Germany.


April 11, 2019: Google and Huawei will pay Nexus 6P owners for bootloop (a device constantly on and off and having problems with preinstallation).


April 21, 2019: The CIA claims that Huawei is funded by the security of the Chinese state.


April 24, 2019: The UK is told it will grant limited access to Huawei's 5G infrastructure. In addition, China wanted Huawei to be free on 5G and forwarded its request to the UK authorities.


April 30, 2019: Vodafone detects hidden backdoors (a method that compromises the security of computer systems) in Huawei equipment, according to a report.


May 1, 2019: Huawei reports 50 percent growth in phone sales.


May 2, 2019: A Huawei leak leads to the dismissal of Gavin Williamson, the UK defence secretary.


May 3, 2019: Some countries that have been warned again by the United States have prepared a draft on Huawei's 5G technology.


May 8, 2019: The launch of 5G may be delayed due to Huawei investigations conducted in the UK.


May 15, 2019: Trump bans Huawei for the purpose of ensuring national security.


May 16, 2019: Huawei says the U.S. ban will seriously harm American projects and American companies.


May 19, 2019: Google deprives Huawei phones of future Android updates.


May 20, 2019: Huawei temporarily gets rid of the US trade ban and asks Google to temporarily revive things.


May 21, 2019: Huawei says it wants its own app store to compete with the Google-owned app store.


May 22, 2019: Arm, a UK chip and program software company, ends its partnership with Huawei. The Mate 20 X has also been removed from the UK's 5G programme.


May 23, 2019: The United States accuses Huawei of lying about Chinese relations.


May 24, 2019: Amazon Japan has stopped selling Huawei devices. In addition, Huawei reportedly produced an operating system called "Hongmeng".


May 26, 2019: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he will be "the first protester" if China retaliates against Apple.


May 28, 2019: Huawei is scheduled to bring its own operating system to China at an international level in 2020.


May 29, 2019: Huawei asks the court to rule that the United States should act unconstitutionally.


May 30, 2019: Huawei's membership is reviewed by the SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance. On May 25, 2019, the Chinese company's membership was temporarily restricted. The Chinese team also continues to operate the 5G lab, which it had previously raided, under the shadow of the US ban.


May 31, 2019: Huawei is said to have ordered its own employees to cancel U.S. meetings. The telecommunications giant also appeared to support criticism of the Consumer Technology Association's plans to impose higher tariffs on Trump's imported Mexican goods.


June 2, 2019: Huawei allegedly revisits its own phone manufacturing strategy in light of pressures in the UNITED States.


June 3, 2019: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers announces that it has lifted bans on Huawei reports.


June 4, 2019: The first hearing of the court for Huawei begins in Texas.


June 5, 2019: Huawei's president announces that his company will sign an agreement with the United States on a "guarantee not to use spies."


June 6, 2019: Russian telecommunications gives full support to Huawei. Huawei will be responsible for Russia's 5G infrastructure. In addition, the Eurasian country has granted China a 5G license.


June 7, 2019: Facebook announces that it does not allow Huawei to preinstall its own apps. Google told the Trump administration that the Huawei ban posed a national security risk. In addition, the extradition hearing on behalf of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will begin in January 2020.


June 10, 2019: Huawei offers app developers: "Share your apps in our store called AppGallery." In addition, some White House officials were not sympathetic to the Huawei ban and again asked for a reprieve.


June 11, 2019: Huawei announces that it needs more time to become the world's largest phone seller and has indefinitely postponed the announcement of its new laptop.


June 12, 2019: Huawei begins to move its own trademark patent to its own operating system and fights with Verizon over licensing. The Chinese firm expects verizon to pay a billion dollars.


June 13, 2019: The Chinese ambassador warns Britain. He said the UK was playing the wrong horse in its strategy to deprive Huawei of the 5G project.


June 18, 2019: Huawei's boss thought the US ban would result in a $30 billion drop, but Microsoft decided to resynk to the Chinese firm's laptops.


June 19, 2019: Huawei's CEO announces that he doesn't care about a $30 billion dream.


June 21, 2019: Huawei unveils the new trio of Nova 5 phones made in China, with increased tensions with the UNITED States, and announces that it will introduce its Mate X foldable phone in September 2019. Finally, the United States blacklisted five more Chinese technology companies.


June 24, 2019: The Chinese team says it will increase its 5G investments despite the U.S. ban and closely follows the Meng Wanzhou case. In addition, a commissioner at the Federal Communications Board called for Huawei's immediate removal from U.S. networks. He also made a recommendation to the Trump administration, saying: "We should not involve China in 5G studies and we should move away from them."


June 25, 2019: Some American companies break Trump's trade bans on selling goods to Huawei. FedEx, an influential figure in cargo and logistics, also decided to sue the Commerce Department over the distribution of Huawei packages.


June 27, 2019: Huawei employees work on China's military research projects, according to a report.


June 29, 2019: Trump agrees to lift some restrictions.


July 1, 2019: A government official says the eased Huawei restrictions apply only to widely used products.


June 2, 2019: Huawei does not know whether to use Android on its future phones. A final decision has not yet been made.