Highlights of the day: Huawei notebooks

Huawei has suspended its notebook orders and projects since the US hit it with a trade ban, but its ODMs have disclosed that the Chinese client has now turned upbeat following the recent easing of the ban. But it remains to be seen whether or how fast Huawei can restore consumer confidence in its devices, particularly smartphones. But at least Huawei seems more confident that there is no pressing need to launch its own smartphone OS as soon as possible.

ODMs optimistic Huawei will resume notebook deliveries and developments: ODMs and other suppliers engaged in the supply chain for Huawei's notebooks have disclosed that they will be informed in two weeks' time whether deliveries and developments for the Chinese client will resume.

Huawei smartphone shipments expected to shrink in 3Q19 despite easing of ban: Although the US government has eased its restrictions on Huawei, the Chinese smartphone vendor may see its shipments continue to shrink in the third quarter of 2019 as worries over its handset business among channel operators and consumers remain, according to industry sources.

No timetable set for Huawei Ark OS launch, says executive: Huawei has set no clear-cut timetable for the launch of its own handset operating system, dubbed Hongmeng OS, which could also be known as ARK OS globally, according to the firm's vice chairman Ken Hu.

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