Huawei trolls Apple and Samsung, claims it would "never" slow down phones
by Joshua Swingle / Oct 26, 2018, 4:34 AM
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Two days ago, the Italian Competition Authority fined Apple and Samsung a combined $17.06 million (€15 million) due to a “complex investigation” which found that both companies forced updates on users which, unbeknownst to them, slowed down older hardware, thus making them more likely to upgrade to a newer smartphone.
Huawei, from the looks of things, couldn’t resist the opportunity to troll its two main rivals and subsequently sent out a Tweet via its official UK Twitter account. This stated that the company would “never” slow phones down “to force an upgrade.” Moreover, with shipments of the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro set to commence today in the UK, it used to opportunity to promote the speed of its latest flagships by including the hashtags “BornFastStaysFast” and “NeverSlowDown.”
This is certainly not the first time Huawei has trolled its rivals, however. Way back in March, ahead of the P20 Pro’s announcement, Huawei purposely drove ad trucks past Samsung and Apple stores in the UK which promoted the smartphone. Then, back in September, the Chinese company took it upon itself to hand out free power banks to customers waiting for the new iPhone XS models. More recently, though, Huawei trolled Apple in its Mate 20 Pro presentation by displaying an image of a Mate 20 Pro charging an iPhone XS Max through the new reverse wireless charging feature.
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Can’t be accused of slowing down phones if it’s slow out of the box.
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 5:03 AM 13
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Well you never know. You dont own one like i do.
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 6:17 AM 4
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For that you have to offer a decent number of updates in the first place. Apple is king of the updates(as much as 5 years), while Samsung though slow, is still hell lot of better than Huawei in overall number of updates offered. And obviously, phones can't be slowed down if they are slow out of the box with 2x fake benchmark numbers.
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 5:08 AM 5
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That's odd, my friend's Mate 10 receives security updates far more often than my S7 does. You shouldn't say anything about it if you don't have one or personally know a person who owns one.
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 8:07 AM 2
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I own an S7 Edge from day one of launching. I received two major system updates, all the improvements, and September 2018 security update. The October one us coming. What you are talking about? Spit fake news from your mouth.
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 12:03 PM 1
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My Huawei-Mate was slow as hell! I’m glad somebody stole it from me.
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 6:08 AM 1
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Huawei just stick to better devices and support. Trolling as marketing? Times we live in. Just amazing to hear this from a company who themselves "optimise" their phones when benchmark is detected!
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 7:15 AM 3
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Samsung trolled Apple sayimg they will never do the same when Apple got caught for slowing down their phones with updates. Also Samsung was the one who started the whole benchmark cheating trend. At least Apple never had to cheat on their benchnarks
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 2:18 PM 1
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Of course they won't forced an update, because they didn't give any update in the first place.
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 7:22 AM 1
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If apple and Samsung would troll Huawei. That would be the CHEATING on the BENCHMARK TEST!
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 7:56 AM 2
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47AlphaTango, you are the most ignorant idiot I seen today. Samsung was the founding father for benchmark cheating that set the whole precedence for other Android companies to follow. Apple on the other hand never had to play dirty like Samsung
posted on Oct 26, 2018, 2:20 PM 0
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