Effects of being placed onto a US Department of Commerce's Entity List are just beginning to filter through for Huawei and to consumers.
And looks like it has caused some level of panic for owners of Huawei mobile phones? The P30 30x zoom for the camera is great. But without all the apps that make the mobile phone great, who wants the phone? And in this scary digital world where bad guys abound, the apps need to be constantly patched to maintain cybersecurity. Software and hardware need to go together.
It also means that companies supplying to Huawei in whatever business nature cannot do so with any US-origin technology, be it hardware or software. Companies that are not careful will soon find themselves in trouble if they inadvertently supply US technologies that ultimately end up in a Huawei product or services.
The long arm of US export control regime extends beyond their national boundary. You either live with it or suffer the consequences like Huawei.
Looking ahead, I doubt if the local telcos are going to continue selling Huawei mobile phones. And like the rolling effect of [bad] S-Chips, will it affect consumer preparedness to consider other China brand mobiles too?
Who benefits, and who loses in this situation?