Androidtechnews.Com – The bad news for Huawei continues today as two more industry figures have cut the Chinese company off.
First up, Huawei has been removed the from the SD Association, a non-profit group that sets the standards for SD and microSD cards. Huawei’s name has been removed from the organization’s website, and the SD Association confirmed to Android Authority that it’s complying with the recent executive order that placed Huawei on the Entity List.
This news won’t affect existing Huawei phones’ ability to accept microSD cards, but the company declined to comment on the effect that it’ll have on future models. It likely means that future Huawei devices won’t be able to use microSD cards. Huawei does have its own Nano Memory Card format that it can use in its smartphones, though.
Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi Alliance has confirmed to Nikkei that it’s “temporarily restricted” Huawei’s participation in its activities. “Huawei values its relationships with all partners and associations around the world and understands the difficult situation they are in,” Huawei said in response to this news. “We are hopeful this situation will be resolved and are working to find the best solution.”
While these aren’t the worst blows that Huawei has taken lately as a result of President Trump’s executive order — that’s likely being cut off by Google and ARM — but they are two more issues for Huawei to deal with. The whole situation is still early right now, and so it’s unclear how things will ultimately play out, but right now it looks like Huawei could have a rough time competing in the smartphone market after all of these companies and groups suspend business with it.