Only a few days ago, we echoed the US Government’s ban on ZTE , to use components exported from US…
Only a few days ago, we echoed the US Government’s ban on ZTE , to use components exported from US companies to manufacture their smartphones, for a minimum period of seven years. Initially, we thought that the problems for ZTE could not go beyond … but we were wrong
As it is collected in Reuters, a source close to the company and Alphabet – Google’s parent company – indicates that, due to the Government’s ban, ZTE could lose its Android license, which allows it to use Google’s operating system on its devices. This means that, if this prohibition is carried out, We could stop seeing ZTE smartphones with Android inside.
Since Android is an open source software, in case of a ban by the government, ZTE could access the AOSP code and create its own fork of the operative system to the style of MIUI, Fire OS of Amazon or any other adaptation of Android. Nevertheless, that ZTE loses its Android license means that the brand would have banned access to Google’s suite of closed-source applications and services , such as Google Play Store, Google Play Services and other essential tools for any Android user.
Currently, due to the ban carried out by the United States Government, ZTE can no longer access components of US origin for the manufacture of their devices. This, among other things, means that the terminals of the brand will not be able to incorporate Qualcomm processors, which, except surprise, would mean that the brand will be completely irrelevant in the high-end segment . However, a removal of the GMS license – Google Mobile Services – would be the last nail in the coffin of the Chinese brand.
Either way, Alphabet and ZTE have yet to reach an agreement on this, from which we hope to receive news in the coming days. What is clear today, is that the future of ZTE as a brand of Android smartphones does not look exactly favorable.
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