In light of recent accusations that Huawei has been involved in stealing smartphone camera patents, the Chinese company has hit back with an official statement that details some pretty serious accusations against the U.S. Government—including claims that American law enforcement has been told to “threaten, menace, coerce, entice, and incite both current and former Huawei employees to turn against the company and work for them.”
This latest development comes against a backdrop of the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 Pro launch, with the revelation that the Mate 30 Pro cannot come with licensed Google services made by a Google spokesman recently. The Chinese company are currently “enjoying” a 2nd temporary stay of the ban that prevents them from dealing with American companies, although that will also end sometime in November.
Huawei has also accused American authorities of “launching cyber attacks” against their intranet and internal information systems, while FBI agents have also allegedly been visiting homes of employees and pressuring them for information.
“The fact remains that none of Huawei’s core technology has been the subject of any criminal case brought against the company, and none of the accusations levied by the US government have been supported with sufficient evidence. We strongly condemn the malign, concerted effort by the US government to discredit Huawei and curb its leadership position in the industry.”
The Chinese company feels that the U.S. Government has been using “every tool at its disposal” to disrupt Huawei’s operations—which includes the political and diplomatic clout that the American government carries. At the moment, however, the U.S. Government has yet to issue an official comment on the matter.
It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for Huawei, with trade tensions seemingly escalating with no end in sight for now. Of course, the Chinese company has been accused by the U.S. Government of having connection with Chinese intelligence agencies, claims which the tech giants have categorically denied.
On the user-end of things, this could potentially see Huawei smartphones lose access to licensed Google apps and services for the foreseeable future. While the recently announced Huawei Nova 5T was released with the full suite of Google services, it’s still unclear how Huawei plans to handle the news that the Huawei Mate 30 series will not be able to have licensed Google apps and services.
Of course, Huawei has been talking up its Harmony OS, although that has yet to be seen on any smartphones from Huawei (or any other brand) yet. Remember, they can still release smartphones on the open-source version of Android—similar to how many smartphones are released in China.