31 May 2019
Technology giant Lenovo is denying reports that it has cut off tech supplies to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies. Huawei is already facing a lot of problems due to security concerns from the US and other nations. The tech giant has been accused of providing a backdoor to the Chinese government and has invoked security concerns globally.
The Trump Administration has targeted Huawei and ZTE in trade war tensions rise between China and the U.S.
Lenovo has stated that it is following “relevant laws and regulations” when dealing with sensitive trade issues. The news comes after Google stated earlier this week, that its basic services on Huawei smartphones will still unction following U.S. sales curbs; however, Huawei could face the possible loss of other features and support.
“After an investigation, we confirm Lenovo is supplying to Huawei as usual,” said Lenovo in a statement. “Huawei is a significant client of Lenovo PC and services. We will continue to sell products and services to Huawei on the basis of strict compliance with relevant laws and regulations of the countries and regions where Lenovo does business.”
Huawei has stated until now, the U.S. accusations of it being a security threat have had little impact on sales outside the United States. The company stated that it would continue to provide security updates and service.
Google, had stated that it is complying with and “reviewing the implications” of the requirement for export licenses for technology sales to Chinese company Huawei. Under the new law, Google will not be able to transfer hardware, software or services to Huawei and all technical interaction would be restricted by the U.S. order.
“We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device,” said Google on Twitter.