The Huawei Ban: Explained!

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  • Published on May 22, 2019
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    www.xda-developers.com/huawei-android-alternative-fall-2019/
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    www.theverge.com/2019/5/21/18632550/huawei-p30-pro-android-google-executive-order-us-phone-qualcomm-intel
    arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/05/the-trump-administration-just-forced-smartphone-maker-zte-to-shut-down/
    arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/05/huaweis-us-ban-a-look-at-the-hardware-and-software-supply-problems/
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  • Pambos Antoniou
    Pambos Antoniou Hour ago

    i am thinking of buying huawei mate 20 pro now after BAN what is your opinion ?

  • MAH BOYZ VLOG
    MAH BOYZ VLOG Hour ago

    Dude how about in Philippines huawei is ban or in us only

  • juan eduardo barra carrasco

    I think you need to see news of the world..
    The world is not the US! :)))
    HUAWEI is leading in Europe with the 5G

    • juan eduardo barra carrasco
      juan eduardo barra carrasco 5 hours ago

      @Maplenerd22
      Anyway! They are HUAWEI phones
      Spain implemented them yesterday!
      Now is the most modern technology in the world

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 6 hours ago

      He's not talking about 5G. He's talking about their mobile phones.

  • Joan Mayqueen
    Joan Mayqueen 7 hours ago

    but US spy on us too, hmm
    bulu trump be careful of what you doing
    you are not smart at all

  • Fikash
    Fikash 8 hours ago

    He just said Huawei spent $11 BILLION dollars on hardware to AMERICAN companies like Qualcomm and Intel last year alone.
    There's no fucking way the US imposes this ban for long, not when there's that many zeroes at stake.

  • Ash wee
    Ash wee 8 hours ago

    Not difficult to built a new App Store. They already have some since long time ago.

  • Jim Kol
    Jim Kol 15 hours ago

    Dammit I just got a Huawei phone!

  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams 16 hours ago

    This is everyone not looking at the reality of how powerful one admistration can be. What real threat is this company to the bottom line. This goes back to the 70s when americans were shunning american made cars for better made foreign cars. If the product is better and cheaper then why not buy it??? I dont care too much for the terms "american made" or "owned by this ethnic group so buy here only" wtf... I work hard for my money and I pay for what I want!!! I have a android phone and my wife th iphone. I prefer the android cause of the ease for my usage. Im not a fan boy but either phone I have been able to use. The Huawei phones are interesting and I have no knowlegde of how they work but this like you say takes it off the table as an option!!!

  • Fifa Dan
    Fifa Dan 21 hour ago

    So are we completed screwed? I just ordered an honor view 20

  • Fanta O’Range
    Fanta O’Range 22 hours ago

    I just hate that I may have to buy another phone, because of an old man with funny hair, that lives in a completely different country to me.

  • Chickhunter Hugo
    Chickhunter Hugo 22 hours ago

    Many World Developer will help them even US programs developer will help them coz as we know GNU (gnoo..) as the father of android has lost its principal namely "freedom's user"... Android nowadays not that legit anymore. Stop Domination Google... we will apreciate you if you help huawei too...

  • Alex Pandian
    Alex Pandian 22 hours ago

    I am using VIVO smartphone from BBK group

  • Alex Pandian
    Alex Pandian 22 hours ago +1

    Capitalism vs Communism...
    Not A Large Difference,
    Between USA and China...
    Both Arrogant States... 😠😠😠

  • Most Likely
    Most Likely Day ago +4

    Ban Chinese restaurants next too many dumplings made me fat thanks 🙏

  • RUKIA SANDE
    RUKIA SANDE Day ago

    apple..
    samsung takes a bite
    huawei sliced it all

  • OneTrick Puppy
    OneTrick Puppy Day ago

    this is annoying, I wanted Huawei to be my next phone, tired of apple's bullshit!

  • Leafy
    Leafy Day ago

    China could just ban iphones but it seems like they want to be the more responsible party here in the eyes of the international community until our orange haired crazy man steps down.

  • KaTh
    KaTh Day ago +3

    Little do we know..that they are planning to make a revolutionary OS that outperforms Windows and android. .....hehe

  • Biswa Mohan
    Biswa Mohan Day ago +1

    It's good soon India will get it's upper hand over China and help in the actual development of the people of India as well as of the world unlike Chinese company huawai who only thinks about making profit and developing their China in making dangerous nuclear bombs to rule over the entire world... Kick the asses of the motherfucking Chinese

  • Kai Seale
    Kai Seale Day ago

    Since Huaweis rising success, and trumps angst and biggoted hate towards Chinese trade affairs, it seems almost purposely planned out that trump has been pressing this ban and for no good reason either. Google, Facebook, Apple and many other MAJOR worldwide US companies have been forcefully government tracking Americans for years, ESPECIALLY after the Bush administration forced phone tapping and all proprietor networks and tech tracking be immediately out into effect right after 9/11 happened, and now all of sudden, trump and his administration, who have already been widely proved and believed to have even more conspirators between his own election being rigged by Russia and Facebook propaganda, wants to bitch and gets upset about not getting everything he wants from China and other countries and decides to ban them out of pure egocentricity.....wow what a hypocrisy of a country the US is lmao.

  • Nick Torok
    Nick Torok Day ago

    Can i update in canada? I have a few days to return my new phone still

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 Day ago

      Update the OS? Not after the ban gets set in place. But your apps will still get updated and google apps/service will still work. But Android itself won't get updated.

  • U K
    U K Day ago

    I was thinking of getting a Huawei phone. But with all this drama, i'm going to see what happens by the end of the year. Very sad

  • Shadow
    Shadow Day ago

    Im first in line for the next gen huawei. Something new and out of the norm sounds nice.

  • SimVicious
    SimVicious Day ago

    It's funny how if China decides to ban the US, they'll be even more screwed.

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 Day ago

      uh...no. China's whole economy is based on manufacturing and producing goods at competitive prices. Without U.S (the largest economy) to buy China's good, their economy would tank drastically.

  • Brian’sHomeRestorationsLLC N3rd

    Why don’t they just change there name 🤗

  • Adin Lucena
    Adin Lucena Day ago

    We're living another cold war.

    • Victor Ray
      Victor Ray Day ago

      true. Donald Dumb will pay the price.

  • mo ara
    mo ara Day ago

    The best decision Trump has made. Huawei is stupid just like Nokia, LG, Samsung and Sony these people always flood the market with junk I’m so happy about this ban pay back time

  • United States of America

    It was a mistake to open up the Chinese economy. We should have isolated them from the world like the Soviet Union.

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 Day ago

      China opens up its own economy. The U.S has nothing to do with it.

  • Binay Dhawa
    Binay Dhawa Day ago

    OR OR OR...
    Maybe Chinese brands take over RUclip, playstore and netflix...
    Streaming everything except for US products and and and ... Wait so we're getting cheaper products and goodass services used by a billion of population already, sooooo Donald doesn't understand tech.

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 8 hours ago

      @Binay Dhawa - Not to the extreme like China is doing. A Chinese RUclip services means these are China owned servers. They can do whatever to the videos that get uploaded to their servers. There is no way around it, or bypass it.

    • Binay Dhawa
      Binay Dhawa 10 hours ago

      Maplenerd22 theres a pretty easy getaway around the problem and hasn’t google been doing the same?

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 Day ago

      RUclip like service in China?? You do know that the Chinese government censors everything on their video services right?

  • Ameen Ip
    Ameen Ip Day ago +1

    What about Apple they have their own OS and windows still they are one of the best. So why can't be huawei also?

    • bts 4ever
      bts 4ever Day ago

      They are not against that. Huawei can develop their own os but the order is that 'no us based company will share services with huawei' and google is concerned about security cause their new os will not have play protect so it may not be safe.

  • KK Fung
    KK Fung 2 days ago +1

    if you use huawei 5G network gear, huawei will know who is the most indebted or bankrupt person in usa, obviously Trump don't want anybody to know it.

  • Prakhar Shrestha
    Prakhar Shrestha 2 days ago

    This is 5G war.... nothing else.

  • jason bonne
    jason bonne 2 days ago

    The means of the American family, politicians, and capital predators is to deceive the American people and launch various wars, whether they are murder or immoral, they earn a lot of money, and they can consolidate control over the United States and the world.

  • Flyte
    Flyte 2 days ago +7

    US:bans huawei because they spy on us
    VPN:let me introduce myself

  • sai harish
    sai harish 2 days ago +2

    Dude Huawei developing Hongmeng os....make a video about it

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 Day ago +1

      @sai harish - Xiaomi, ViVo and Oppo ARE NOT testing Oak OS. This is the dumbest thing I've read today.

    • sai harish
      sai harish Day ago +1

      @Anna y They named Oak OS for universal market and forget in US or Europe rest of the mobile manufacturers starts using it then definitely Google has to face serious competition ... Xiaomi vivo and oppo already testing oak os for there devices

    • Anna y
      Anna y Day ago +1

      I don't think the hongmeng os
      Will work in the US or Europe because they still have problems with Google. But it will definitely success in Chinese market. We do anything without Google and Facebook.

  • Bangjeff
    Bangjeff 2 days ago

    Huawai make a alone Os i hope huawai answear me make like apple Os but that your os not ti copy for android

  • Rishabh shah
    Rishabh shah 2 days ago

    An I still buy Huawei matebook x pro ???

  • Hfil66
    Hfil66 2 days ago

    It may hurt Huawei, but this will also hurt people like Google. If Huawei is forced to create alternatives to Android then it will start to put them into competition with Google, which may not be competitive in the USA but could easily end up effectively competing with Android in non-US markets (even potentially blocking Android in China).

  • Collin Z
    Collin Z 2 days ago

    Honestly it’s probably for the best

  • Keith Turk Jr.
    Keith Turk Jr. 2 days ago

    Huawei phone costs almost 1000 bucks,....there's pretty much no way its better than american phones enough to motivate Americans to buy it. So why are we even talking about it again????

  • Jason White
    Jason White 2 days ago +1

    I thought all smartphone SoC based on ARM designs? Snapdragon, Kirin, Mediatek etc even Apple A12 is ARM so no SoC for Huawei. No ARM no Smartphone.

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 Day ago

      Right...Huawei can can't make chips based on future ARM architectures. What ever they had stockpiled now, they are still able to use and sell.

  • T-SERlES
    T-SERlES 2 days ago

    Quick solution. Huawei buys google

    • Maplenerd22
      Maplenerd22 Day ago +1

      Lol...you can't buy something when its not being sold to begin with.

  • Wai Chong
    Wai Chong 2 days ago

    If china or USA wants to spy and get info from each other . Is not that hard is it . No one wins . Trump and hes banksters are rapeing American people big time . Look how much money Apple and all the other company's gave him .

  • Kyle Caragay
    Kyle Caragay 2 days ago

    Is honor is still affected in the ban pls reply????!!!!

  • Congratulations
    Congratulations 2 days ago

    *watches on Samsung*

  • OryiN Mason
    OryiN Mason 3 days ago

    Mobile phones are only a small part of Huawei. The biggest reason for the US government to ban Huawei is 5G. Huawei has 5G technology that the United States does not have. The United States does not want to lag behind China in cutting-edge technology.

  • OryiN Mason
    OryiN Mason 3 days ago

    ok ,now is wawei next is oneplus , next xiaomi next oppo next vivo…now,chinesephone all been ban
    so you must to buy the fucking big notch iphone because only use iphone,The US government can better monitor you.

  • aditya kapoor
    aditya kapoor 3 days ago

    do you think something similar could happen to one plus??

  • Stephen Guy
    Stephen Guy 3 days ago

    Funny how as a tech video site, you are more concerned about the diversity of tech in this country and seem to totally discount the security issues posed by their company. Don't forget, this company and ZTE are located in a totally communist country where nobody does anything of consequence without obtaining the government's permission. It's pretty clear to objective observers that China is in the middle of a massive expansion of its military in an attempt to broaden its influence and power in Southeast Asia and beyond.

  • Violent_Bebop
    Violent_Bebop 3 days ago +1

    TIANANMEN SQUARE 1989

    HONG KONG PROTEST 2019 *FREEDOM*

  • Alex Playz
    Alex Playz 3 days ago

    so guys i cant use google playstore on haweei???

  • Sauhaard P
    Sauhaard P 3 days ago

    very nice, the chinese spying on us is a fucking horror show

  • Sevak Madoyan
    Sevak Madoyan 3 days ago

    How does this affect HONOR Phones?

  • Dan
    Dan 3 days ago

    terrible news from a competition point of view and for me as a consumer - I had wanted to benefit from the 30 Pro camera; on the other hand, the morality of China stealing technology from the West and rebranding it is really bad and the morality of an oppressive oligachy under communism is also very bad

  • S N
    S N 3 days ago

    Huawei accused of being state controlled WITH back doors by US 🇺🇸 government.. US 🇺🇸 Google, Intel, broadcom etc ordered guess by who? None other than the US 🇺🇸 government to sabotage Huawei... Who is state controlled? Here you decide.

  • Rhys Tudor-Davies
    Rhys Tudor-Davies 3 days ago +4

    They should ship devices with a basic in-house UI then provide an easy way to install Windows/Android aftermarket

  • Tsun-Cheng Wang
    Tsun-Cheng Wang 3 days ago +5

    I am really happy with my Mate 10 phone from Huawei, accusing Huawei is something like accusing Iraq for mass destructive weapons many years ago...you know what happened then. Huawei does make really good consumer products, Trump's act actually hinder the progress of human technology.

  • Pío Baroja
    Pío Baroja 3 days ago +1

    Huawei is right now ahead in 5G technology. That's why the "capitalist" trump is doing this.

  • leon sillada
    leon sillada 3 days ago

    So (assuming) if my Huawei phone can't use Google services now, doesn't that mean my data that I saved via Google can't be used?

  • Marc T
    Marc T 3 days ago +1

    What this Huawei "issue" is more about than just Huawei phone devices, is that they're already putting up true 5G in China and elsewhere. It's unfortunate for the U.S. to be *way* behind China's 5G rollout! Because true 5G is a long way off here in the U.S.. *That's* the real reason for this attack on Huawei because the U.S. *still* has the ability to combat cybersecurity, but no real 5G rollout plan. Therefore, those of us in the U.S. miss out AGAIN on progress... kin to no high-speed rail, still in 2019!

  • Simke 212
    Simke 212 3 days ago

    Everything is money ,huawei must pay ,you came to my home you must pay :)

  • Joel A.K.A.B
    Joel A.K.A.B 3 days ago +2

    Huawei and AMD should work together. What do u think?

  • Dude that does stuff randomly and posts about it.

    I want a damn huawei phone! Grrrrr

  • Dmi serv
    Dmi serv 4 days ago

    The world not exists without China so don’t worry China gonna give big nose cut for google 😂

  • L4zer3d
    L4zer3d 4 days ago

    Even on huawei p8 lite

  • Maulana Zakaria
    Maulana Zakaria 4 days ago +5

    Google: So you ban huawei huh?
    Trump: Yeah. Those asian dirtbags are spyin on us. And we're not okay with that.
    Google: Oh okay. I guess thats what you get for spyin on people.
    *Also Google: hehe boii we gon spy on everybudy record their mic and camera, record everythin bois. we gunna keep their history too even if it got deleted. and then, we'll send it to the government and get paid off. this is the perrfect plann. heck lets wurk together with phasebook too so we get a lot of moolah*

  • Eric Judkins-van buren

    Alot of the precious matels used to make touch screen technology comes from China. Is it possible that China would cut the export of those materials?

  • Eric Judkins-van buren
    Eric Judkins-van buren 4 days ago +4

    Huawei's campus in Shenzhen, China is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  • J foR Tech
    J foR Tech 4 days ago +19

    Huawei’s Hongmeng OS is 60% faster than Android

    • high def
      high def 2 days ago

      Lol, in which aspect? Your comment doesn't make any sense.

  • Nicholas Albert Aklin
    Nicholas Albert Aklin 4 days ago +2

    the news said that Huawei os is 60% faster than android so it's a good thing

    • Nicholas Albert Aklin
      Nicholas Albert Aklin 3 days ago +1

      But at least its faster and vivo, oppo, and xiao mi already tried it

    • DΛNIΞL TURNΞR
      DΛNIΞL TURNΞR 3 days ago +1

      It’s not. The Huawei App Gallery is poorly stocked, the email app is shit, and most of the other Huawei apps are bare-bones

  • Nicholas Albert Aklin
    Nicholas Albert Aklin 4 days ago +5

    kirin is based on "arm" and arm is made by the us so they can't use kirin anymore

  • Garry G Bain
    Garry G Bain 4 days ago

    Guys this is Trump simply doing his bit for False News. Huawei are spying! yeah OK Google don't do they, one of the worst O/S is from Google it tracks more than we know and it's everywhere but no one cares. The US are the worsted for tracking, NSA, Snowden, need I say any more. This is all about a trade war nothing more, Trump just wants his own way.

  • zdk
    zdk 4 days ago

    All Chinese companies are proxies of the communist party of China.....like or not...now it's one man government...

  • Arslan Khan
    Arslan Khan 4 days ago

    Those who are against the US for acting as a bully should show support to huawei by buying it's phones.Every super has an end,and I see the end of the US as a super power.

  • MoonResident No.9
    MoonResident No.9 4 days ago +17

    It is more and more clear this is not a ban, but a murder intending to kill HUAWEI instead of keeping it away.

  • boom calalakaboom
    boom calalakaboom 4 days ago +3

    really?!? apple wach this!!?? OMG

  • KillAByteMeMes
    KillAByteMeMes 4 days ago

    apple or google could have done this on purosse to be #1

  • Kodi TV
    Kodi TV 4 days ago +4

    Business is trust and this shows the world that we cannot trust U.S. companies (ask Huawei)

  • jed hamilton
    jed hamilton 4 days ago

    And for the record I am not a Trump supporter so don’t even go there the dude some moron but if you honestly think that Chyna doesn’t have an agenda look at the soybean market and how they cost so it being farmers billions of dollars in economic warfare… but hey what do you care as long as you can check your email quicker! I’m really not joking either; how much did Huawei pay you for this video?

  • jed hamilton
    jed hamilton 4 days ago

    End it doesn’t bother you at all that one of their board members is a member of the Communist Party or that the company is 100% funded by the Chinese government or are you just being paid by Huawei? You were very subtle but you’re obviously plugging for the company take your lame ass website down you dumbass!

  • cynran fantastic
    cynran fantastic 4 days ago +97

    Human: why do you ban Huawei?
    Trump: because they are spying on us
    Human:how did you know?
    Trump: because we're spying on them!

    • Ahmed Irufan
      Ahmed Irufan 2 hours ago

      JSmith HK extradition agreement with USA and 20 other countries, but cannot agree with China mainland ? Why not be fair and just stop extradition agreement with all the countries around the world and make itself a criminal haven

    • JSmith
      JSmith 23 hours ago

      @astro des Hong kong Gov is only 1% evil compare to CCP, and look at the protest on street now, how? by delete all surveillance Chinese apps, phone

    • JSmith
      JSmith Day ago +1

      @astro des I guess this guy never seen suppression of freedom of speech, expression, press. guarantee of property rights. you should think about it

    • Heroic
      Heroic Day ago

      @astro des Democracy or communism

    • astro des
      astro des Day ago

      😂😂😂😂😂that is america !! When they spy, its not a crime. When they use nuclear weapons, its not a crime. When they use drones, its not a crime.........but when china spies, they get cutoff ...when russia and north korea produce nuclear weapon, its a big crime........dammnn

  • Kris Brooks
    Kris Brooks 4 days ago +1

    The Kirin chip has an ARM Core CPU in the design that is licensed out to them but the US government has told ARM to revoke the license. Nearly all phones have ARM processors and a small percent have Intel chips. The Kirin is a SOC (System on Chip) meaning more or less a computer in itself. It will be very difficult for them to design a CPU and will have to find another company who does it but as far as I know, ARM and Intel are the only ones.

  • Godbles Mikki
    Godbles Mikki 4 days ago +4

    Hope OnePlus is working on they own because now and future is coming to all Chinese company ✌️

  • Random Tanker
    Random Tanker 4 days ago

    *Oh..... 'Murica again!*

  • akshat rajoriya
    akshat rajoriya 4 days ago

    You didn't explained the reason why it's banned ,just explaining what huwie is doin

  • [TL] IITitan33II / GelaT0nGD

    Hauwaii can just use AMD.

  • EverydayCringe EverydayCringe

    If you use any android phone with Google apps, it is spyware

  • Dilip Subb
    Dilip Subb 4 days ago

    Bro! Why you tech reviewers are not talking about the SAR values, are you getting paid by the manufacturers for not disclosing it?

  • Anele Jindela
    Anele Jindela 4 days ago

    Now evry company around world know tht you cnt trust americs so you have to make evry thing by your self when thy start thier stupid teriffs you jst flinch

  • Adam
    Adam 4 days ago

    So now because of US, every Huawei user (you know, they paid some money to buy those phones) can't get lots of Google software. So come on, US should now give back every Huawei user money back. Honestly.
    I'm Samsung user, but most people from my family, friends, and most people have those phones, and now they can't get this stuff. That's not fair, US.

  • David Ferrer Llanes
    David Ferrer Llanes 4 days ago

    What's the current status in this?

  • Hary Zan
    Hary Zan 4 days ago

    I feel like this is sabatage

  • Yan Chan
    Yan Chan 4 days ago

    just a chinese watching by Huawei Mate 8

  • Canaan Nyoni
    Canaan Nyoni 5 days ago

    with the current problems huawei is going through do u recommend buying one at this stage? i am considering a p30pro or a mate20pro, the samsung s10+ or the iphone xs+

  • John Jeri
    John Jeri 5 days ago

    All because huawei have super zoom camera like an spy

  • Peter Huber
    Peter Huber 5 days ago

    I've got a Huawei Mate 10 Pro and I love it. The next possible phone on mind was a Huawei as well, but now I have to wait and see what's going to happen.😢
    Here in Europe, Huawei is very popular.

    • The Adel
      The Adel 3 days ago

      Peter Huber Consumers will follow their country’s approach typically, the issues with spying and all US companies cutting business with Huawei will affect their sales pretty much anywhere not just Europe.

    • Peter Huber
      Peter Huber 3 days ago

      @The Adel I meant popularity in terms of the consumers, buying smartphones. In terms of the 5G networks, yeah, the backing out of these deals, because there is political tension.

    • The Adel
      The Adel 4 days ago +1

      not anymore or at least not as previously. the UK for example has withdrawn from the deal with Huawei to operate their 5G network

  • Daniel North
    Daniel North 5 days ago

    Great video and well presented. I purchased a P30 before all the political shenanigans 😐 I hope it does get resolved mainly for Google's sake, Huawei have the resource and the motivation to compete and oppose Google it will just be a matter of time.

  • Lucas Reid
    Lucas Reid 5 days ago +5

    Then what will happen to another China phones? Like xiaomi?

  • Muhammad Maaz
    Muhammad Maaz 5 days ago

    FUCK trump's government for doing this!!!#

  • astro des
    astro des 5 days ago

    talking about AOS, i was reading on that and realised there are some copyright rules placed on it too....since android is google and google is american, huawei wont be able to play with the AOS since they would still need some sort of license or so......didnt put my head deep into it though!!