Since the United States Department of Commerce added Huawei to its Entity List, essentially banning it from buying products and services from American companies, companies such as Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and more were quick to cut ties with the Chinese manufacturer. Even Arm, the British company that develops the ARM processor architecture, stopped dealing with Huawei, basically eliminating any chance of the smartphone maker developing its own chipsets.
As if that wasn't enough, Huawei is also now being removed from the SD Association's list of members, as reported by SumahoInfo. This organization sets the standards for technologies in SD and microSD cards, and with Huawei being removed from the list, the company can no longer support this kind of external storage in its devices.
This isn't the worst that's happened to Huawei in the past few days, naturally, since many phones on the market already don't have support for SD cards. But it's yet another big blow in a series of hits that have left the company in a troublesome situation over the past week. In a statement to Android Authority, the SD Association confirmed that the decision is a result of the U.S. government restriction imposed on the Chinese company.
While Huawei has been planning for the event that it might be unable to use Android or Windows anymore, working around the sheer number of bans the company has been facing will be no easy feat. ZTE faced similar pressure last year and was nearly put out of business, so the future isn't looking terribly bright for Huawei, even if it does have a significantly bigger market presence than ZTE.