Huawei is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month a?? here's what's going on

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The United States has effectively blacklisted the world's second-largest smartphone maker, Huawei, from doing business with US companies.

The ban is the latest volley in an ongoing trade dispute between the US and China.

As the ban took effect this week, major tech companies all over the world cut ties with Huawei.

The ripples from the ban are massive, and impact millions of people all over the world.

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Chinese tech giant Huawei is having a very bad month. Following the news that the United States government was effectively banning US companies from doing business with the world's second-largest smartphone maker, major tech companies all over the world have cut ties with Huawei. Most notably, Google's Android smartphone operating system is the backbone of Huawei's massive smartphone business - but in the next three months, it will stop getting updates on Huawei's devices. The same could be said for Huawei's computer business, which relies on Windows 10 from Microsoft and hardware from a variety of different US companies. The situation is, to put it lightly, a gigantic mess. And with things coming to a head this week, we put together an explainer of the entire situation so you can catch up. Here's everything that's happened so far in Huawei's very messy month:
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