"The question is whether the market will accept a smartphone without Android", he added. He added that this may consist of a couple of other components, including limitations in shipments of minerals that are vital for use in the numerous US made devices and electronic cars. Most notably, Huawei, the world's largest telecom equipment company, was blacklisted, requiring us government approval for any future transactions involving American technology.
Washington has long voiced suspicions that Huawei is controlled by the Chinese government and thus a global security threat - charges strongly denied by the firm and by Beijing.
Calling a portion of the act "unconstitutional", the Chinese tech giant had sued the USA government in March.
Optical components maker Lumentum Holdings Inc ceased all its shipments to Huawei, while US chipmaker Qorvo Inc said it expects first-quarter revenue to take a $50 million hit due to a halt in shipments to the Chinese company. "The balkanization of software and hardware is a game the USA can not win in the long run", she warned.
While Huawei's in-house HiSilicon unit designs the chips used in Huawei's high-end phones, the company has lost the support of United Kingdom chip designer ARM Holdings.
They have publicly appeared to be unphased by the announcements and have said they have plans to continue to manufacture phones. Japan recently announced that it is working on its 5G network with companies like Nokia and Ericsson instead of Huawei who was one of the major suppliers of the 4G equipment for the country.
Some were optimistic about the effect of US economic pressure. "We have some of the best cybersecurity capability in the world and we'd never take a decision that affected our intelligence sharing capability with the United States".
Some experts both for and against the ban are concerned about the effect of its implementation on American companies.
Huawei has become the most visible target of the USA government in the clash over trade with China.
First, Google was forced to cut ties with Huawei then IP vendor ARM also had to stop doing business with the company and, according to a new report, Huawei smartphone users have also started to sell or exchange their devices. They report that Foxconn in Taiwan has stopped some of its production lines for Huawei smartphones.
"We are going to have absolutely an agreement on Huawei and everything else".