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Huawei crackdown

Huawei scrambles to develop mobile OS and maps to thwart US ban

Chinese tech giant boosts app store and speeds insourcing as blacklist expands

Huawei Technologies is racing to insource its smartphone components and software to counter the U.S. procurement ban.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- The mounting U.S. sanctions against Huawei Technologies have put additional pressure on the Chinese tech heavyweight to develop its own software ecosystem to counter the embargo.

The U.S. Commerce Department's move this week to add 46 more Huawei entities to its trade blacklist -- bringing the total above 100 -- has heightened concerns that the group will lose access to American software, such as Google's Android mobile operating system.

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