back to article Qualcomm gets hall pass from Uncle Sam to supply Huawei with mobile chipsets. There's just one catch: It's for 4G only

In a rare bit of good news for Huawei's mobile business, Qualcomm has won a licence from the US Department of Commerce to provide the business with selected 4G chipsets. Neither party has confirmed what specific chipsets will be provided, but this decision might just ease some of the pressures on Huawei's supply chain. Since …

  1. _LC_
    Paris Hilton

    Fine, you just have to install our backdoors

    Do they even try to keep up with their own lies?!?

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Re: Fine, you just have to install our backdoors

      Maybe it was a backdoor malfunction that caused my Huawei Nexus 6P to hang up? Notably both Google and Huawei said there was no problem.

      1. _LC_

        Re: Fine, you just have to install our backdoors

        Hang? Did you do a "hard reset"? If so, typically, the flash memory is defective.

        PS.: While Huawei built it, the chipset is from Qualcomm (Snapdragon 810). They stopped liking Huawei when they came up with their own chipsets. ;-)

  2. martinusher Silver badge

    Recognition that trying to hurt Huawei is also likely to hurt US suppliers

    Better late than never, I suppose, but the damage is done. The US has demonstrated that -- in Chinese terms -- its an 'unreliable entity' so while it might be pragmatic to use these parts in the short term they're toast long term.

    Its also a bit of a joike because Huawei is 5G, they have a rather a robust patent portfolio in this area.

    There's also a matter of something called the 'RCEP'.

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