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Huawei is the new official smartphone provider for Chinese officials, Samsung and Apple outlawed

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Huawei is the new official smartphone provider for Chinese officials, Samsung and Apple outlawed
Back in August, we told you that the Chinese government officials and agencies representatives have been officially barred from using Apple products due to some serious privacy concerns. The reason for this are the inter-global intelligence tensions between China and the USA, but it seems that Cupertino's greatest rival, Samsung, has been dragged into the spy-related saga as well. The smartphones of the South Korea-based giant are now also among the banned mobile devices that Chinese officials should stay away from. The reasons for this move are once again of security ones, but it was also said that the Chinese government will try to further boost the development of some local manufacturers.

Enter Huawei, one of the largest smartphone makers in China and in the world as a whole, the new official mobile device provider for Chinese officials and government employees. This will allegedly help the Chinese government and agencies create a better integrity between one another. Nonetheless, Huawei also got involved in the spy games at a certain point - allegedly, it was a victim of NSA and has been spied upon by the latter

Samsung, on the other hand, joins the likes of Apple, Microsoft, IBM, and other Western companies that saw China gradually (and sometimes literally out of the blue) move away from their products. The largest country in the world also is developing its own, Linux-based operating system (COS).

source: ITHome (translated) via GSMDome

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posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:18 3

1. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Sad day to be a Chinese official.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:27 5

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Not at all, at least they still have a phone from the world's third smartphone vendor, Huawei. iPhone is crap, with some NSA spying system in it.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:32 4

9. greenelektron (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Wow its a TIE for Apple and Samsung. LOL.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 16:12

28. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Yeah, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a total boss. If it had true multitasking then it would probably be the best phablet in the world, if price is not an issue.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:27 4

3. boosook (Posts: 1414; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


LOL.. do you think they really care about the iphone?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:27 2

22. JC557 (Posts: 1318; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It is kind of a status symbol for the people over there.If you can afford one then you've supposedly made something of yourself. Granted that sort of thinking is dwindling down in favor of other OEMs with their higher spec sheet and lower price.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:47 2

6. phantom_six_man (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


china is doing well in their economy,thy're making there money stay at China,and every Chinese brand is well recognized by the Chinese government and thats a good practice for a healthy economy

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:03 1

8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2081; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


How long do you think it is sustainable to ban foreign companies' products, yet still make the lion's share of your money using foreign companies, their products, their IP, or their components? Foreign governments definitely won't let that stand, nor will the WTO. All it takes is one major decision to go against China, and their economy will be in ruins within the space of a calendar year.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:50 3

11. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Dont get into topics you have no clue about,The government is not banning the phones from the country,only from use by Government Officials.Remember Obama doesn't use Iphone either for security reasons.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:22

20. imran86 (Posts: 159; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Do you really have an idea what you are talking about?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 22:22

33. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3210; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


not while they own i think it's 13% of america thanks to debt

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:13 1

15. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


WHY IS THIS Miracles?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 22:19

32. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3210; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


not so they just got 10 million iphone 6 units smuggled into the country so they can still get one

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:38 3

4. Ghost04 (Posts: 318; Member since: 03 May 2014)


I fully trust The Chinese ,
But never the Americans .
Americans can do anything for their own interest .
They spy on people , breaks into people's private life .
Kill people, start wars, shoot black people and everything else BAD .

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:48 8

7. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


So you're telling me that you 'trust' chinese?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:38 2

24. Ghost04 (Posts: 318; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Their products may not be durable as Americas but at least I will have privacy .
Maybe after using a American product for months you get to know that some else is spying on you and tracking what ever you are doing .
Even listening to your private conversations .
A TOTAL SHAMELESS ACT .

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:02 1

18. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


I honestly read it as star wars. LOL

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:45 4

5. phantom_six_man (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Huawei is rising,not to mention they have nice product as well :)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:35

10. toto2014 (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


We cnt deny the fact that indeed huawei did a good job,yejr aftr year they impressed and surprisd consumers with thier innovative and amazing prodducts. Huawei is famous nw in SEA

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:58 1

13. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Why don't people read carefully before they post comments?The Government is just banning the phone from use by Government Officials because they fear security leaks and not by use of ordinary Chinese citizens.Reports also came out earlier about America banning Huawei for the same reason.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:02 2

14. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


About time they did this and started throwing their weight around. The USA would have done this Ions ago like how they stepped in right away to stop Apple iPhone bans. Right when the USA government ruined Huawei's hopes outside of China without any proof, China should have stepped in and ruin Apple's hope outside of the USA. Eye for an eye.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:19

17. ryq24 (Posts: 681; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Protectionism but china can get away with it because of their huge consumer market so a lot of foreign companies will not complain and remain silent. But one day this will bite back on china because this is bad publicity and a lot of people will shun chinese products.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:23 1

21. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It hasn't cost the U.S. in any way and they are the biggest culprits.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:09 1

19. Chuck007 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


From a national security standpoint, this makes perfect sense. Commercially however, I don't see how this deal is entirely beneficial for Huawei. They have been working hard to improve their image and it's been going great this year. Now that it's the official brand for Chinese government smartphones, this may mean more people from the west will shun them as a result.

Btw anyone have any idea why Xiaomi and Lenovo are left out?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 16:34 1

30. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Xiaomi is more of a "folk brand" for middle-low class people who want good phones. Lenovo is more of a premium computer company and will probably be made the official laptop brand of China's government.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 21:36

31. Chuck007 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


That makes perfect sense thanks bro.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:35

25. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Why not show some love to HTC ?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:09 1

26. Chuck007 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


They are Taiwanese.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:14 2

27. p51d007 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


NSA/google spies on Americans, Korea probably spies on everyone, Huawei spies on everyone...who cares anymore? They ALL spy on someone!
I've had a Huawei Mate2 for a couple months. If time comes to buy a new one, right now, it would be another Huawei device. COMPLETELY satisfied with it.
Latest specs? Who cares, it runs apps fast, no lag, bright screen, LONG battery, what's not to love?

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