Poll: Would you buy a Huawei phone if it came with Google apps? Yes, definitely!
UPDATE: Wow! The results are in and they are unanimous - you guys love Huawei. Almost 70% of you would buy a Huawei phone if it came with Google Services on board and another 15% or so already own a Huawei device. That's almost 85% putting their trust in Huawei. Too bad this ship has sailed. Huawei is pushing hard with Harmony OS, and it seems that Biden and company aren't in a rush to lift the ban, either.
Ah, Huawei! The Chinese company had its own fairytale moment back in 2020 when it overtook Samsung to become the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world. Then it all went very wrong for Huawei.
Huawei was already banned from selling its products in the US or working with US companies as of May 2019, with the Trump administration deeming the Chinese company a risk for national security. But then things went from bad to worse, and without getting into much detail, the end result put Huawei out of competition and Google services - out of Huawei phones.
I’m not taking any sides here, nor do I know if Huawei is the bad guy, stealing technology secrets from the US and other countries. All I know is that Huawei phones were great when they were around - always trying to push the technology edge a little further.
I’m still using my Mate 20 Pro even today (as a second device), and I was properly impressed by the Mate X2 when it arrived for review in the office.
So, today we’re leaving all the politics behind and asking you this. Would you buy a Huawei phone if it came with Google apps? Let’s pretend for a moment that the US trade ban has been completely lifted and Huawei phones have regained all Google goodness that’s been lost. Would you buy one?
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