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Huawei Consumer Electronics Chief Braces for ‘Tough Time’

When President Donald Trump decided to block Huawei’s access to U.S. technology last week, the Chinese company already had been developing its own chips and stockpiling parts from American suppliers to prepare for the worst. That clearly wasn’t enough.

Huawei was broadsided by Google’s decision over the weekend to restrict its access to Android, which powers all of the Chinese company’s smartphones, to comply with the U.S. sanctions. In an exclusive interview with The Information on Tuesday, Huawei consumer electronics chief Richard Yu said the company would be “forced to launch our own OS [operating system] and ecosystem.”

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