Huawei expects its shipments of smartphones to take a considerable hit this year, due to sanctions levelled at the brand by the United States government.

Huawei has projected a 20% drop in smartphone sales in 2020, according to an internal report seen by The Information, and the main reason for that is sanctions from the US. Last year, Google was proscribed from cooperating with Huawei by to an executive order from the American government, in an event known as the Huawei Android Ban.

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This means that Huawei smartphones and tablets that run open source Android software do not have access to Google Mobile Services (GMS).

The resulting lack of apps such as the Google Play Store, Google Maps, WhatsApp, Facebook and more has significantly reduced the appeal of…

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