• Avoid Huawei smartphones

    Drew Thread Starter

    Administrator
    21 May 2019 at 9:30 am
    21 May 2019 at 9:30 am

    Donald Trump has added Huawei to a list of companies U.S. firms cannot trade with, casuing Google to stop doing business with Huawei.

    Chipmakers including Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Xilinx Inc. and Broadcom Inc. have told their employees they will not supply Huawei until further notice.

    Currently, Huawei phones use Google’s Android operating system and while Google suggests that basic services will still function and access to the Google Play app store will remain, experts are suggesting that Huawei phones will miss out on future software updates and lose apps such as YouTube.

    Huawei is likely to move to a stripped-down version of the Android operating system going forward and may lose access to key software aps such as Maps and Gmail.

    If you are looking to purchase a new smartphone, i’d stay well clear of Huawei smartphones at this stage.

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  • Drew Thread Starter

    Administrator
    21 May 2019 at 9:30 am
    21 May 2019 at 9:30 am

    Donald Trump has added Huawei to a list of companies U.S. firms cannot trade with, casuing Google to stop doing business with Huawei.

    Chipmakers including Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Xilinx Inc. and Broadcom Inc. have told their employees they will not supply Huawei until further notice.

    Currently, Huawei phones use Google’s Android operating system and while Google suggests that basic services will still function and access to the Google Play app store will remain, experts are suggesting that Huawei phones will miss out on future software updates and lose apps such as YouTube.

    Huawei is likely to move to a stripped-down version of the Android operating system going forward and may lose access to key software aps such as Maps and Gmail.

    If you are looking to purchase a new smartphone, i’d stay well clear of Huawei smartphones at this stage.

  • Anonymous

    Member
    21 May 2019 at 10:43 am
    21 May 2019 at 10:43 am

    Drew,

    Thank you 🙂

  • Suze

    Member
    21 May 2019 at 1:56 pm
    21 May 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Shame seeing Huawei is one of the most advanced smart phones in the middle price range …it has the best camera of all phones and the foldable one seems to surpass the expensive Samsung model.

    One cannot help but wonder if this is a move by Google to support its recent medium price range phone.

    • Adrianus

      Member
      21 May 2019 at 3:02 pm
      21 May 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Camera to die for!!

    • RnR

      Member
      21 May 2019 at 4:17 pm
      21 May 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Donald Trump has added Huawei to a list of companies U.S. firms cannot trade with, casuing Google to stop doing business with Huawei.

      From that Suze, I gather it’s not a Google choice but a forced move to comply with Trump trade policy.

      Agree about the camera Adrianus … amazing zoom and low light features, e.g..

      Source.

      Battery life excellent from what I’ve read too.

    • RnR

      Member
      22 May 2019 at 10:53 am
      22 May 2019 at 10:53 am

      Conspiracy theorists suggest the real reason America banned Huawei was because of its ‘insane’ 50x super spy lens … as they post video of it zooming in on boys playing chess.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7053955/Conspiracy-theorists-suggest-ban-Huawei-50x-super-spy-lens.html

      View post on imgur.com

      View post on imgur.com

    • Suze

      Member
      22 May 2019 at 10:58 am
      22 May 2019 at 10:58 am

      Yes I’ve heard of that too when they first came out RnR

      and thought how wonderful it would be if you were wandering through the bush bird watching

      …. imagine the shots you could get without disturbing the bird in its natural habitat.

    • KSS

      Member
      22 May 2019 at 1:30 pm
      22 May 2019 at 1:30 pm

      That and the spyware and tracking in the phone. 

      The Australian Government banned Huawai from involvement in the rollout of the 5G network – as have many other countries roound the world, because of the Chinese Government’s involvement in the company.

  • ronloby

    Member
    22 May 2019 at 11:24 am
    22 May 2019 at 11:24 am

    It’s all about the “spying capabilities of the Phone” according to some sources. Plus the 5G network.

  • 4b2

    Member
    22 May 2019 at 11:59 am
    22 May 2019 at 11:59 am

    Huawei make great products.  Trumps decision is all about buying USA products.  Google and other suppliers from the USA collect your data every day.  Do we know why and how the data is used?  I doubt security has a lot to do with the decision, after all the USA must have plans and devices to secure any of they networks from foreign interference. Otherwise they are incompetent and not the superpower they pretend to be.

    As aresult of the decision by the Australian gobernment to ban Huawei products from the 5G network the merger of TPG with Vodaphone is in Limbo (protection racket to protect Telstra). The 5 G netwoek costs are expected to double as aresult.  Thankls to the same government who had a better and cheaper plan for the NBN.  Still waiting for that in my area, and not holding my breath.

  • Tom Tank

    Member
    22 May 2019 at 12:01 pm
    22 May 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Chinese technology is advancing quickly, perhaps quicker than in the West. Whether we like to think differently Asian people, including the Chinese, are in the main intelligent and very industrous. They learn quickly and are not afraid to adapt and improve.

    We take them lightly at our peril and perhaps the Hauwei issue in the West is driven by fear of being outclassed, as per many of the posts above.

    • KSS

      Member
      22 May 2019 at 1:34 pm
      22 May 2019 at 1:34 pm

      These actions against Huawei are not really about the technology. Its about the interference of the Chinese Government in other countries aided and abetted by Huawei and the spyware buried in the technology. This is not just a USA/Trump action, Australia has banned them from involvement in the roll oput of the 5G network. Many other countries too are curtailing or banning the products for similar reasons.

      See here:

      https://www.channele2e.com/business/enterprise/huawei-banned-in-which-countries/

  • Tom Tank

    Member
    22 May 2019 at 12:01 pm
    22 May 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Chinese technology is advancing quickly, perhaps quicker than in the West. Whether we like to think differently Asian people, including the Chinese, are in the main intelligent and very industrous. They learn quickly and are not afraid to adapt and improve.

    We take them lightly at our peril and perhaps the Hauwei issue in the West is driven by fear of being outclassed, as per many of the posts above.

  • kfchugo

    Member
    22 May 2019 at 12:25 pm
    22 May 2019 at 12:25 pm

    With all of his bans, sanctions, tariffs etc it would seem that Trump is trying to control world trade. America has long seen itself as the worlds police force – a view not shared by the rest of the world. I think Trumps slogan “Make America great again” should actually read “Make America great again at everyone elses cost”.

    Huawei will soon come up with software and apps to replace what has been denied them…… and probably at a lower cost. It may take a while, but I believe that the U.S. will rue the day it started its “trade war” with China.

  • Troubadour

    Member
    22 May 2019 at 12:26 pm
    22 May 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Just in the process of needing to change/upgrade my current phone – so now a little more confused!

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