Huawei lost market share because it doesn't have Google services and American-made apps anymore. In most countries American social media is the social media and there is no alternative to other American apps. A Huawei owner can't watch Netflix, accesses Youtube/Twitter/Instagram via the web, cannot download most apps without using APK, does a lot of things just to download Whatsapp, etc... This is the real dealbreaker. I don't even think most people even noticed the impact of the chip tech embargo.As much as AI applications and servers do not need blazingly fast chips and may be supplied with China's own, without them China will lose market share to foreign brands as has happened to Huawei. Without them, she runs the risk of future sanctions from an insecure America. Then the technology can be applied elsewhere than smartphones. So let's not get smug and hope all should be well without top of the line chips.
Ha ha ha. For sure, no American tech was used in the DF-17. Americans are perpetual victims these days. BTW, software pirating is 50 year old support.