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

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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33 Comments

1. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Sad day to be a Chinese official.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

9. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Wow its a TIE for Apple and Samsung. LOL.

28. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 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.

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

22. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

6. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 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

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

11. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

20. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

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

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

15. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

WHY IS THIS Miracles?

32. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

4. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 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 .

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

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

24. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 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 .

18. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I honestly read it as star wars. LOL

5. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

10. toto2014

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 11, 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

13. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

17. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

19. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 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?

30. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 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.

31. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

That makes perfect sense thanks bro.

25. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Why not show some love to HTC ?

26. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

They are Taiwanese.

27. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 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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