+ Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

Huawei Australia moves to reassure customers following US ban affecting Android smartphones

Huawei Australia has moved to reassure its local smartphone customers, following the news yesterday that Google had implemented the US Government’s ban on companies dealing with Huawei. Following the good news that Google had been granted a temporary licence to continue to support Huawei’s existing smartphone customers. Huawei in Australia …

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US Commerce Department grants Huawei temporary reprieve to help existing customers

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This morning, Reuters reports that the U.S. Department of Commerce has allowed Huawei a temporary reprieve with very limited scope, which will allow the company to purchase American-made goods to maintain existing carrier networks, and to provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets. The company is still prohibited from buying American parts …

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Analysis: United States deals Huawei a knockout blow, key suppliers including Google and Intel cutting off supply of services and technology

Following the US Department of Commerce listing Huawei on the “Entity List”, the news for the Chinese technology giant has gone from bad to worse. Citing the risk posed to US national security by Huawei, the US DOC Entity Listing means US companies cannot sell products or services to Huawei …

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[Updated: Confirmation] Google to cease all business with Huawei, to pull access to Play Store, Google apps and Android updates

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Last week, the US made a number of moves against Huawei, and we’re already starting to see the effect. Following the listing of Huawei on the Department of Commerce Entity List – which specifies those companies which are considered a risk to the US national security – companies in the …

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[Update: Statement] Huawei has been banned from purchasing from US companies, throwing Android in to doubt

In breaking news from the US today, the US Commerce Department has added Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (and 70 of its affiliates) to the Department’s “Entity List”, a move which bans the Chinese telecom giant from buying parts and components from U.S. companies without U.S. companies without special dispensation from …

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Around 50% of homes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have the oldest NBN technology

The NBN was touted as dream infrastructure, and the Coalition says it is close to completing the A$50 billion national broadband network. But Australia recently slipped three spots to place 62nd in global broadband rankings, with our average download speed of 35.11 Mbps far below the global average of 57.91 Mbps. Labor has …

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