China-based ZTE hit a roadblock recently when the United States government blocked American companies from selling their products to ZTE. That’s not good news for ZTE, but it looks like the snowball is turning into an avalanche.
Based on a new report from Reuters, which cites an unnamed source, ZTE may lose its license to use Google’s Android operating system in its mobile devices. The report states that both companies are currently in talks about the future, but as of Tuesday morning, a decision has not been reached.
If ZTE loses its Android license, it won’t be able to use the mobile OS in its devices, which would be an even bigger blow than not being able to buy parts from the likes of Qualcomm and Dolby.
Nothing appears to have been decided just yet, but with the troubles that ZTE is going through right now, it appears it might be getting worse.