Are you worried about Huawei?

Are you worried about Huawei?
Today, the smartphone world woke up to some bad news about Huawei. Having been added to the “entity list” by the US government, it’s been barred from doing business with any US-based company. That includes Google, which means no Android builds in the future.

Oops!

Well, technically, Huawei will still have access to the Android Open Source Project, which is essentially all it needs to build its EMUI over. But the Google Framework that allows the installation and use of the Play Store? Gone… Security patches? No go. Easy and fast updates? Nuh-uh. It’s safe to say, Huawei’s rapid expansion in Western markets has been slapped with a brick and strapped down.

The company will be fine in its homeland of China — Google’s presence is blocked there anyway. They don’t need the Play Store as they use their own, special app stores in country.

The possibility that we might not see what crazy features the Huawei Mate 30 Pro might bring along is a downer for sure. Who knows, maybe the trade war will settle down a bit by then and Huawei will get its comeback? We’ll see

Are you worried about Huawei phones?

Absolutely. I was looking forward to buying one
38.73%
Hua-who?
14.46%
Not really, they will be fine sooner or later
46.81%

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18 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2251; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I think they will be fine eventually. For now, the future doesn't look great for their phones.

2. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

There should be an option for competition. I personally have no interest in buying a Huawei phone, I had a Y550 a few years ago, not bad for the money but their skin is not for me. However we need them for competition. Samsung is just churning out minimal upgrades and increasing their prices, Apple is Apple, Huawei was the only OEM pushing the limits. Also their MediaPad lineup of tablets are awesome. I was looking to get a M5 Pro. Maybe it will get discounted now that Google has ruined them.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1175; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I wouldn't say that Google ruined them Google had to comply with the US government I doubt Google would want to lose business from Huawei.

14. geordie8t1

Posts: 275; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Haha funny, how you call out samsung for releasing devices with so called minimal upgrades and price increases, yet while apple are the kings of recycling and price rises you simply say "apple is apple" shame you had to take the fan boy route, as the rest of your argument was pretty fair, I for one like both samsung and Huawei products, and they were forcing each other to be better

3. .KRATOS.

Posts: 440; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well I own a mate 10 pro it's a superb phone in every aspect plus I haven't seen any battery like that it's a beast in that regard, too bad 4 what's the firm is facing I hope they could solve this problem fast n get back soon cz really no matter if u like them or no u can't deny it they're very gd in the phone category from hardware to software very fast very fluid they made a big jump lately with their killer flagship

4. Venom

Posts: 3109; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nope. Why would I be worried?

5. D34ever

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

I don't give a rat's arse about Huawei. The Chinese are a bunch of phooking thieves!!

7. AlienKiss

Posts: 42; Member since: May 21, 2019

Not to mention that they stopped the bootloader unlocking service, claiming nobody was using it lmfao! I was never interested in their wannabe replicas and I never will.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I sit back and I try to care about the well-being of a Chinese company but just like the article pointed out that China already blocks Google from doing business in their country. So how am I supposed to feel sorry for a company that is linked with a govt who actively blocks American companies from doing business in their country? Tough luck!

10. maherk

Posts: 6702; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They didn't block Google from working in China, they just tried to regulate them and Google was so fed up that they decided it's not even worth it, and I don't blame them. The Chinese government have a full control over what people see and read on the internet, it's one aspect of the millions of ways they try to keep tight control over their own citizens.

9. matistight

Posts: 927; Member since: May 13, 2009

The fact that the US government is involved with phone sales is the stupidest thing

12. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

The fact that you think that this is all about phone sales is the stupidest thing. Maybe huawei did bad things, maybe trump just want to squeeze sweet deals. Maybe they are real threat, maybe they are not. See? So many reasons, you are not helping yourself sticking with kiddie problems.

11. odachek

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Not just Huawei, other chinese phone makers were affected globally as well. Nobody these days wanna step into a chinese phone shop just in case if they were banned too.

13. XyAzario

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 15, 2019

I am worried about them, but not looking at buying one.

15. ramdroid

Posts: 126; Member since: May 21, 2016

huawei paid 11 billion last year to american tech companies, and they can easily find replacement in china and lot cheaper. also they are already operating without american companies inside CHina, the major player in consumer markets. only an idiot will worry about hiawei, i am actually worried about american companies.

16. Ghost04

Posts: 515; Member since: May 03, 2014

American companies are facing restrictions in China because of the law . But non of them are Banned in China. And Chinese government also didn't force Chinese Companies to suspend all their business with American companies. So, in the case of Huawei , Huawei didn't violated any law , They following all the rules. Still they are Banned based on speculations. OK , if the American government wants to protect its citizens then way not restrict Huawei from carry any operations in America. Why trying to hurt its business in Europe, Asia and Africa. Its not their concerns and they are not having any problems with Huawei . Have you ever thought if Chinese government forces Chinese companies to stop all business with American companies then what will happen. We will be left without any budget brands and we will have no choice but to buy super expensive product. It will destroys many services in poorer nations . This whole thing is a stupid move by Trump and his administration. The only thing that need to be moved is him from the office. It will help the whole world . Because he is a psychopath

17. Ichimoku

Posts: 130; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

hua-who? LOL

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