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The Trump administration is further tightening restrictions on Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei, making it more difficult for the company to get chips for its devices. And a temporary general license that offered a reprieve for Huawei customers has now expired and won’t be extended, making it harder for older Huawei devices to receive Android updates from Google.

The US Commerce Department said on Monday that it will permit “ongoing security research critical to maintaining the integrity and reliability of existing and currently fully operational networks and equipment” by enacting a limited permanent authorization for Huawei entities. In addition to allowing Huawei devices sold before May 16th, 2019, get Android updates, the temporary…

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