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ZTE Ban Reversal

The ban on ZTE is a pawn in the bigger US-China trade war

May 22nd, 2018

Just as promised, the Trump administration is planning to reverse the ban on ZTE that forced the Chinese smartphone maker to announce a shutdown of its mobile operations. It’s not a full pardon, however, as the US government did find ZTE in violation of a previous settlement. But by allowing ZTE to return to business …

Trump vs. ZTE

Trump wants to save Chinese smartphone maker ZTE now that he killed it

May 14th, 2018

ZTE last week announced that it will cease all operations as a result of the Trump’s administration’s April 15th export ban against the Chinese smartphone maker. Without Qualcomm chips and Google’s Android operating system, which would be unavailable to ZTE under the terms of the ban, the company can’t continue its operations. But it turns …

Huawei and ZTE Ban

Pentagon bans Chinese smartphone sales on military bases

May 2nd, 2018

After advising consumers and carriers against buying and selling devices made by Huawei and ZTE, and after banning ZTE from dealing with US-based firms, the US government is making another move in its fight against the two Chinese smartphone maker. The Pentagon has ordered the halt of Huawei and ZTE smartphone sales in stores on …

Google Android Ban

How the US’s export ban could truly sink ZTE

April 18th, 2018

Android has been the dominant operating system on mobile for years. Every other alternative, aside from Apple’s iOS, vanished, as most device makers out there ultimately chose to embrace Android rather than go forward with their own plans. But we’re just coming to realize how enormous the power of Android is — and it’s something …

ZTE, Android, and the US ban

The massive US ban on ZTE will hurt Android the most

April 16th, 2018

On Monday morning, the US Department of Commerce hit Chinese phone-maker ZTE with a seven-year ban on any American technology. Under the terms of the ban, which results from a sanctions violation last year, American companies will be banned from selling hardware or software to ZTE. That’s obviously a blow to ZTE, but cutting off …