Huawei just can't take a break, which is not really a surprise given the pressure it is under. Of course, companies in the United States are also under the same pressure to tie up with the Chinese company. The latest to unsure give the Huawei startup, at least from an outsider perspective, is the SD Association, which virtually means that Huawei is no longer allowed to make products, including smartphones, with SD or microSD card slots.
On the one hand, there has been some movement in the Android world to remove storage extensions via microSD cards. On the other hand, a lot of traction has not been achieved, although advanced phones have pulled the older 3.5mm headphone jack. This development puts the Huawei and Honors mid and lower phones at risk, as they usually come with relatively lower storage space out of the box.
The SD Association, which develops and approves the use of standards related to SD storage and products, is just the latest to cut tape with Huawei. Like most other companies, it has not disclosed anything about it. The sudden and silent disappearance of Huawei's name from the list of member companies speaks higher than any press release.
Maybe Huawei saw the writing on the wall in ZTE's vicinity and developed his nanoSD or NM card technology just because of it. However, it is still unknown how much it will affect this new technology, which is still not readily available, even for Huawei phones. The company will definitely have to increase production and reduce card prices to meet the new demand it will face.
Even with the capabilities of producing their own mobile chips and storage card technology, Huawei's slow down on the smartphone's production room. Losing ARM support will put it in an even more uncertain situation, and Huawei can quickly get out of the mobile business.