Huawei is prepared to immediately add Google services and apps to Mate 30 line if the ban ends

Huawei is prepared to immediately add Google services and apps to Mate 30 line if the ban ends
For the first time since being placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List on May 16th, Huawei has unveiled a new flagship series. Since its inclusion on the list prevents the Chinese manufacturer from accessing its U.S. supply chain, the company cannot install Google's core Android apps such as the Play Store, YouTube, Maps, and Chrome on the Mate 30 line. Huawei's EMUI 10, pre-loaded on its new flagships, is based on the AOSP open-source version of Android.

According to Android Authority, Huawei's consumer group chief Richard Yu did note that Huawei is ready to act if it is removed from the list and once again is allowed to purchase components and software from U.S. firms. Under this scenario, it will be able to disseminate a software update to add Google services and apps "over one night." But if Huawei was placed on the list because of security reasons, as President Donald Trump mentioned in May, how could Yu even think about Huawei being able to access its U.S. supply chain? That's because Trump also has hinted that Huawei could be used as a bargaining chip to help the U.S. get better terms from China in a trade agreement. And Yu believes that this is the real reason why Huawei has been banned from the U.S. supply chain it spent $11 billion on last year.

Huawei hopes to ship 20 million phones belonging to the Mate 30 series


The trade war between the U.S. and China came about because of China's huge trade surplus with the U.S. In an attempt to reduce this deficit, the president imposed tariffs on Chinese imports; but tariffs are simply import taxes and China doesn't pay one red cent to the U.S. because of them. U.S. corporations pay the tax and if they choose to, they can pass the additional cost on to U.S. consumers in the form of higher prices. So yes, U.S. companies and consumers are the ones paying for this trade war. Starting this month, 25% tariffs were imposed on a new tier of products from China that include the Apple Watch and AirPods. And starting on December 15th, the iPhone will be taxed. That is because Apple's products, while designed in California, are mostly manufactured in China.


So there is a chance that if both countries can reach a new trade agreement, Huawei could be removed from the Entity List. But we must remember that the company is considered a national security threat in the states. That's because the communist government in China can call on Huawei to spy on its behalf at any time. There are some who believe that Huawei's devices contain a back door that will send information to Beijing at the request of Chinese President Xi Jinping's administration.


Despite the lack of Google's services and apps, Yu says that the company hopes to ship as many as 20 million Mate 30 phones, mostly to domestic buyers. Huawei was counting on the Mate 30 series-and the Mate 30 Pro specifically-to help it top Samsung and become the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world by the fourth quarter of this year. Now, that goal seems like a longshot for this year.

Originally, Huawei hoped to ship 300 million phones in 2019, up from the 206 million it shipped in 2018. During the first half of this year, the company delivered 118 million handsets. In China, a wave of patriotism has some consumers laying down their iPhones and buying Huawei's handsets instead. For example, during the second quarter, Huawei shipped 37.3 million phones, more than twice the amount delivered by second-place Oppo. That was a strong 31% gain year-over-year for Huawei.

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18 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2623; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Well obviously. I’m pretty sure they want the sell some units outside of China.

16. Mike88

Posts: 435; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

I was never interested in Huawei phones but after their recent launch I decided to find out what’s going on and it’s so clear Trmp and Google shaken hands and doomed Huawei for their own separate interests under a common goal

2. Deadeye37

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Don't forget the other big reason for the trade war - China not doing anything about Chinese companies stealing IP when a business goes to that company for manufacturing. My dad works for a company that provides specialized radar sensors. They had to bring in a Chinese manufacturing group to produce the volume that they needed. Surprisingly (not), a few months after they got their first shipment back from the manufacturer, another Chinese company starts selling the same exact sensor. This is the part of the trade war that I think needs to be fixed. I'm all for free trade and open markets, but a company that puts millions of dollars in R&D to produce something shouldn't be a free ticket for a Chinese company to start copying & undercutting the person who came up with the IP in the first place!

5. maherk

Posts: 6953; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Did you read the article or follow the news? Trump and members of his government admitted that the ban on Huawei is there in order to use it as a bargaining tool. And some even talked how banning Huawei is more important than the tariffs war, because they fear letting Huawei dominate the 5G market, which will lead to billions of dollars in losses for the US. Correct me if I'm wrong, Trump and his associates never mentioned stealing from US companies in there reasons to ban Huawei. No one can deny that Chinese companies don't have respect for patents and copyrights, but let's not kid ourselves, Trump knew that by banning one of the biggest corporations in China, he'll have more leverage when he negotiates the Chinese. But as Google has told him, this might hurt Huawei in the short run, but it'll have more devastating impact on the US companies, because sooner or later, Huawei will learn how to walk again without their help.

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2448; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think you are confusing what is already a law versus what was made an executive order. First, there are already laws on the books that protect intellectual property. Remember: executive orders are to be treated just like a law. The courts handle intellectual property cases all of the time (and by the way, there have been at least 10 cases in which Huawei was involved in court for stealing). So, Trump would probably not have mentioned intellectual property as a reason for his "ban" considering it was ALREADY a law. Don't forget that if an executive order is seen as usurping a current law, it is likely to be overturned. Second, the actual executive order that people call the "Huawei ban" doesn't actually name Huawei at all in it. This was done on purpose because it would be taken as a huge insult to the Chinese if they were singled out in an executive order. The order prohibits the purchase or use of any communications technology produced by entities controlled by “a foreign adversary” and likely to create an “undue risk of sabotage” of U.S. communications systems or “catastrophic effects” to U.S. infrastructure. It's specific enough to be applied to Huawei, but it has the possibility of being applied to any company. Finally, is it a bargaining chip for Trump? Most likely. However, don't forget that senators on both sides of the aisle support the ban on Huawei. And many of the Democratic presidential candidates support keeping a ban on Huawei. So, the question becomes whether there is more likelihood for Huawei to have a ban lifted under Trump or a future Democratic president?

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2334; Member since: May 04, 2015

Back in the 60's one of the Japanese companies (Yamaha or Honda I think) bought a British Triumph motorbike and shipped it off to Japan. They copied it exactly and started selling it in Japan. A few years ago an original Japanese version was sold at auction as an original for stupid money. My point is that this has been going on since the beginning of time and the "do as I say, not as I do" attitude of the US is hypocritical.

15. QuantumRazer

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

"My dad" Ok I stopped reading there, that's just way too cliché young man.

3. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah well, my dad works for Nintendo..

4. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

My dad is Mario. Uncle Luigi is pretty ok, too.

8. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You fear the geek.

6. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Huawei great. Huawei innovative. Reverse engineer everything west do and claim we invent. Copy apple notch, copy ios, copy samsung curve edge, copy iphone back, copy nokia lumia lens, everything copy except dignity and honor to create own design. Use cheap metal for phone frames, use cheap glass for backing. Huawei numbah wan innovator.

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I think they have copied you too. And your fake copy is commenting senselessly under the ID of dimas :p

10. Samfruit

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 11, 2018

Stop deceiving yourself. we are in 2019 not 2012

13. QuantumRazer

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Your logic applies to every single phone manufacturer to a significant extent. iPhone has a Mate 20 Pro-esque square camera bump, Note 10+ looks a lot like P30 Pro, the whole Pixel lineup has been a rip off of iPhone as pointed out by many reviewers, V50 looks like a generic Chinese phones with iPhone's notch, and Xperia 1 is pretty much Galaxy Note 9 with longer aspect ratio, etc. Copy iOS? Of course EMUI 10 looks a lot like iOS, because it looks very similar to the stock Android 10, which is literally Google's version of iOS with strikingly similar gesture navigations and UI designs. Do you still remember how Google's own apps with material design used to have a colored action bar and only a hamburger menu, but now looks all white and has a bottom menu just like in iOS? Or what about the notification centre and quick toggle with lots of rounded elements since Android Pie? It's frustrating to see how many phone enthusiasts use the word "copy" when it's clear that it's not logical for any company to come up with a brand new design and risks their reputation because of that. Copied designs are those which work, overly unique designs don't. That's why all phones look the same nowadays ffs.

19. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Imagine how the future of phones will be if apple ends up buying Sony... according to current rumors... But if it happens, at least Spiderman can return to the MCU....

14. zora_500

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

I don't think that

18. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Huawei just need to install youtube and play store. Leave the rest of google bloatware.

20. chris2k5

Posts: 282; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

The phone is dead on arrival. The Google services can be pulled anytime after being added too. No one trusts Huawei.

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