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Huawei crackdown

Huawei's Android uncertainty lingers despite 90-day reprieve

Washington keeps company on blacklist, urging consumers to 'transition away'

A consumer points to the Google Play app logo on a Huawei smartphone. Staying on the Commerce Department's Entity List could make it difficult for Huawei phones to receive software updates from Google.    © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- The U.S. on Monday granted China's Huawei Technologies another 90 days to do business with American companies such as Google but fell short of relaxing the sanctions on the smartphone maker as President Donald Trump had suggested in June after meeting his Chinese counterpart.

The postponement leaves in question whether Huawei will be able to continue using Google's Android platform or American chips in its smartphones once the full ban takes effect in November, a loss that would diminish the appeal of its handsets to customers outside China.

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