The US government is notorious for using sanctions as a weapon to punish and cripple its enemies and rivals. Whether it’s for human rights abuses, nuclear ambitions, or terrorism. They always have an excuse to impose harsh measures on those who dare to challenge their supremacy. But sometimes these sanctions are nothing but a desperate attempt to stifle and sabotage the competition.

But they didn’t realize that by doing so, they were actually digging their own grave.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone tried to block your access to basic technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth? Well, you don’t have to imagine anymore because that’s exactly what the US government did to Huawei, one of the world’s leading tech companies. In a move that was widely criticized as unfair, unjust, and unreasonable. the US government banned Huawei from using any US-made technology or equipment, including the wireless standards that are essential for modern communication and connectivity.

The Bluetooth SIG is the club that controls the development and licensing of Bluetooth standards and trademarks. It kicked Huawei out of the club in 2019 because of the US export ban. This meant that Huawei could not use the Bluetooth name or logo on its products, or make its products work well with other Bluetooth devices.

After being kicked out of the Bluetooth club, Instead of crying or begging for forgiveness from the US government, Huawei decided to create its own club with more cool and competitive members from around the world and launched the Nearlink Alliance, a global industry alliance that aims to promote the innovation and ecosystem of Nearlink, a Thanos-level wireless technology that would snap Bluetooth out of existence.

The Nearlink Alliance was officially established on September 22, 2020 and has more than 300 leading enterprises and institutions as its members, including Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Lenovo, TCL, Haier, Midea, Gree, BYD, SAIC, Geely, and many more. The Nearlink Alliance is committed to developing standards, testing, certification, branding, and application demonstration for Nearlink technology as well as fostering international cooperation and exchange. It’s not just a club but also a force that will shape the future of wireless connection and the Internet of Everything.

According to Huawei, NearLink has the following advantages over traditional wireless connections:

  • 60% lower power consumption
  • 6 times higher speed
  • 1/30 delay
  • 10 times higher number of network connections

One of the key features of NearLink is its compatibility with the global Bluetooth standard. This means that NearLink devices can communicate with any Bluetooth device without any additional software or hardware requirements. This also ensures that NearLink devices can enjoy the benefits of Huawei’s proprietary technologies, such as L2HC lossless audio codec and Kirin A2 chip.

Huawei to launch a series of new wireless products that use Nearlink technology, such as the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 3,  Huawei MatePad Pro 13.2 Tablet, and the Huawei M-Pencil 3. These products are designed to challenge Apple’s dominance in the field of in-ear noise-cancelling headphones, smartwatches, and tablets.

The Huawei FreeBuds Pro 3, for example, is equipped with the new L2HC 3.0 Bluetooth audio decoder, which can support up to 1500kbps high-speed transmission, achieving CD-level lossless sound quality.

Oh, we forgot to introduce Huawei’s new Kirin A2 chip, which is totally made in-house. This will be the second chip we are seeing after the Kirin 9000s, which also has the code 2035CN.

Huawei plans to debut Kirin A2, NearLink technology on September 25, 2023, with new products launching at the Autumn 2023 flagship unveiling conference. 

So, what does this mean for the US government and the Bluetooth SIG? Well, it means that they have shot themselves in the foot by trying to block Huawei from receiving American technology. Instead of slowing down Huawei, they have only fueled its fire and creativity. They have also lost their edge and market share in the wireless industry and made Bluetooth look like a dinosaur that cannot keep up with the times.

But don’t worry, we’re sure the US government have some brilliant plans to counter Huawei’s Kirin A2 chip and NearLink technology. Maybe they will try to ban them from the world market.

And remember, if you ever need a wireless connection that is faster, more reliable and more energy-efficient than Bluetooth just look for the NearLink logo on your device. It’s the one that looks like a smiley face with a wink.

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