The Huawei Ban: Explained!

  • Published on May 22, 2019
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  • Lucy Foster
    Lucy Foster 28 minutes ago

    I heard you on 1A. You’re so handsome!

  • Marius Thefaker
    Marius Thefaker Hour ago

    time to invest in some carrier pigeons...

  • Nina Niles
    Nina Niles 3 hours ago

    I like huawei phones

  • Happy Robins
    Happy Robins 6 hours ago

    The next iPhone soon be made in North Korea, because
    Kim Jong-un is Donald Trump new best friend 😂

  • 陈磊
    陈磊 12 hours ago

    Singular reason why Huawei is banned: USA is scared shitless of China's technological rise. Everything else is just BS with zero evidence to backup.

    • HeadingEast33
      HeadingEast33 9 hours ago

      China loves to dupe and steal intellectual property. Enough said.

    • Jeremy Sun
      Jeremy Sun 11 hours ago

      well. any companies in China that get big needs someone in power in the government... or they will be taken by someone who is in power in the government. that is general knowledge. government > law. that is China.

  • deathgamerboyforever
    deathgamerboyforever 12 hours ago +1

    Donald trump is making an issue that will effect worldwide

  • PoeticSonic
    PoeticSonic 12 hours ago +1

    This just opens the mi d of people around the world in how much impact that most big "tech companies" are American companies that the government can do shit like this.....the UN or some other union with a lot of power should force the US either to relinquish some of there power on these companies or have some kind of fine when they want to put there products on the international market.

  • Jónas
    Jónas 13 hours ago

    Wouldn't the fact that they're not allowed to make updates make it even less secure to all other potential hacking?

  • Zach Troy
    Zach Troy 17 hours ago +2

    But the NSA and the allll the other U.S companies that basically spy on us are just fine apparently

  • M K
    M K 18 hours ago

    To the publisher of this video:

    I really appreciate your consumer-biased view, however, as an engineer with somewhat of a security background, I want to confirm that other players (gov't, etc.) have their "influence" within Huawei products. This is not to exclude other notable companies, but especially during a time with the boon of "social media," "5G technology," and such, it's hard to say that this company is interested in what America stands for.

    Sure, call it capitalism, but freedom is what is at stake here.

    I heard China already has this "points system" based on this "AI" bull.

    Looks like communism is doing werk. Encore!

  • Creamy Pasta
    Creamy Pasta 21 hour ago

    i love it when chinese companies spy on me

  • MassDynamic
    MassDynamic 23 hours ago

    huawei's phone sales wont hurt as much as Apple's phone sales. most of the Huawei's phone sales come from China, not the US. in a game of attrition, huawei would probably win.

  • Pedro Martin
    Pedro Martin Day ago


  • Mohamed Briguiche
    Mohamed Briguiche Day ago +1

    samsun is like hehe xd

  • Pedrum Sd
    Pedrum Sd Day ago

    um... and Foxconn the Taiwanese manufacturer could not swap in a spy chip in iPhones?.... such a BS and I dont even have or like a huawei lol

  • iiForeverLife
    iiForeverLife Day ago +3

    Its markass browniee from youtube rewind!!!

  • It’s Ur boi
    It’s Ur boi Day ago

    Nvr heard about this company, so suck it commys

  • Matt Calascibetta

    production quality always so good!

  • HiwaK_99
    HiwaK_99 Day ago

    Couldnt Google just create another company in China to continue doing business with Huawei and produce the same software and since it is their own software, they're not gonna sue themselves are they? Just transfer all the software to a different company just for Huawei under a different company name. Sounds simple enough or am I wrong?

  • Jinnelyn Li
    Jinnelyn Li Day ago

    Hi. Do you think it's still advisable to buy the huawei laptops despite the US ban?

  • GON HD
    GON HD Day ago

    Will Google ban OnePlus as well?

  • shiny pantsu
    shiny pantsu Day ago

    cant you just flash your phone and install lineage os on it if you want to keep getting updates?

  • Mirik Kla
    Mirik Kla Day ago +1

    huawei and apple, phones for stupid people!

  • D7eadnaught Humanbeing

    This P20 is by far the best handset I have ever owned.
    spacebar size being the only negative.

  • CrashArenaTurboFan

    That lappu toppu tho

  • C Mukherjee
    C Mukherjee Day ago +2

    Huawei - ban
    Apple - ban
    Samsung - yes ( then hang for 5 min)

  • Lego & Entertainment

    If trump isn't re elected the next president can just unban huawei

  • Smurfy Trends
    Smurfy Trends Day ago +47

    USA: bans huawei
    China: bans apple

    • Garfield DONG
      Garfield DONG 20 hours ago

      have you heard apple banned in China??????

    • Parallel
      Parallel 20 hours ago

      Meh seen this joke so many times 😪

  • Odog Gow
    Odog Gow 2 days ago

    Rite this doesnt even affect me as im lucky to not have a smart phone at all, however I feel so much frustration with this and the absolute bullshit that it is . Me and the rest of the world are fuking fed up with racist nazi america thinking they can just strong arm anyone they want that is better at business than them!!!!. no country more corrupt and deceitful. EXPLAIN THIS TO ME!!! google manage to pay fuk all in the way of tax, how they do this we all already know, HQ offshore so as no taxes get levied so someone please fuking someone explain to me are they in america or fuking not????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • lunga lunga
    lunga lunga 2 days ago

    You sound white

  • Raj Shekar
    Raj Shekar 2 days ago

    Isn't the ban lifted off completely? I guess that is latest news??

  • Yamame Even
    Yamame Even 2 days ago

    I am in Bulgaria right now, from Finland, I bought a Huawei phone this year for 600 lv (340 USD) and I am pretty poor, I can't buy a phone every month like americans, I want to know will I suffer now or it won't have a big impact?

  • Dan Flowers
    Dan Flowers 2 days ago

    Dammit ❗ I was gunna upgrade my mate se and get a P30 lite. But if it's gunna end up a paper weight I'm gunna have to start shoppin around a little bit. I'm in no hurry now, ❗

  • Žarko Petković
    Žarko Petković 2 days ago

    Its like as if big countrys banned apple and accused them of spying.

  • John Rice
    John Rice 2 days ago

    I believe I know why they are being banned. Hauwei would not release their encryption keys to the US government is why it is really being banned. Any other reason given is fluff meant to distract or hide the real reason. The USG can't spy on Huawei-encrypted phones, and so has effectively banned them. Any others agree?

  • The XO
    The XO 2 days ago +1

    Huawei will replace this shity Apple."they spying on us" 😂😂

  • Vincenzo Karol Flagiello

    Fuckin Americans jk lol

  • Lucius kole
    Lucius kole 2 days ago +2

    So on the 19th of August is the last security update?? But I'm glad I got 9.1 now

  • E P
    E P 2 days ago

    Checkmate lol

  • Pete Roe
    Pete Roe 2 days ago

    Trump hit Hauwai square in the balls lol

  • Kevin Trye
    Kevin Trye 2 days ago

    3 months on, seems Huawei sales have increased outside the US. The biggest losers will be US consumers.

    • RadeTcg
      RadeTcg 2 days ago

      Kevin Trye thats because they are being sold at huge discounts. p30 pro is buy one get one free where i am lol

  • account Random
    account Random 2 days ago

    Trump just doesn't like china. Hes trying to attack them. He was in the middle of a trade war so the ban was probably just another shot.

  • Gurt Frobe
    Gurt Frobe 2 days ago

    I think we are all missing the real issue here...Huawei was selling tech to Iran through the backdoor circumventing trade sanctions. Huawei is half to blame for this by going through the backdoor and they got caught. Unfortunately they have unwittingly put themselves in the line of fire in the trade war by breaking trade sanctions. Its sad that the US has to lie about the real reasons for the Huawei ban. We should just call it was it is. A tool to add pressure to the trade war. In the end though its a backfire as this means billions of trade with American companies due to Huawei phones containing billions of dollars of American components AND Huawei will emerge bigger and better becoming more self sufficient and a better homegrown choice. Only loser here is Trump and US tech business and ultimately the American consumer.

  • Jayesh Kanodia
    Jayesh Kanodia 2 days ago +1

    Why did it get banned is what you didn't explained?

    • Jayesh Kanodia
      Jayesh Kanodia 2 days ago

      @John Rice probably you are right. This has something to do with the USA being denied something or the other.

    • John Rice
      John Rice 2 days ago +1

      I agree with you, and believe I know why they are being banned. Hauwei would not release their encryption keys to the US government is why it is really being banned. Any other reason given is fluff meant to hide the real reason. The USG can't spy on Huawei-encrypted phones, and so has effectively banned them. Any others agree?

  • Jeremy Stock
    Jeremy Stock 2 days ago +3

    Great video. Thank you for breaking it all down, MKBHD!

  • Dylan DeSisto
    Dylan DeSisto 2 days ago

    did anyone notice tiktok is the only app still available on every device 🤔 not to mention it’s the largest app out with ads EVERYWHERE. all children must have tiktok.. but for what..?

  • Stis Oisfnr
    Stis Oisfnr 2 days ago

    So this is US answer to China banning Apple huh 🤔

  • TheNaishproductions
    TheNaishproductions 2 days ago

    As a consumer i just want something that works but we also need competition to drive things forward. Kinda on the fence about all of this.

  • Trumpenstein
    Trumpenstein 2 days ago

    It's not "waway". I dont know where people keep getting that. It's pronounced "hwaway". The H is not silent. Or think of it as Who Ah Way.

  • Kangarooo
    Kangarooo 2 days ago

    Oh man you so bad in tech, you just read article and don't understand tech. What is 90 days. Android works and you being spied any way. Not all phones get Android updates, you still 99% do it yourself on computer. America has problems with product usage witch is illegal. You so funny lieing to people thinking that you smarty but look just funny 😂

  • Bunthoeun Vlog
    Bunthoeun Vlog 2 days ago

    Good VDO

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  • Sairagna
    Sairagna 2 days ago +4

    Half this comment section is bots the other half are morons. Proceed at your own risk.

  • tommy teh
    tommy teh 2 days ago +1

    Reality check. China is a huge market itself which it can build its own ecosystem. Huawei is the leader in 5G infrastructure and IOT. I foresee an alternative ecosystem.

  • Marko Mileski
    Marko Mileski 2 days ago

    I just bought a huawei

  • Leland James
    Leland James 3 days ago +3

    Huawei and other Chinese companies are stealing everything off the American companies. They became big over night because of it. All that sht theyve been making for us they steal, so they never have to figure out the technology ect. Apple and other companies are stupid for even being there.

    • Vladimir Peter
      Vladimir Peter 2 days ago

      😂😂 damn you have a very simplistic view of life for a self proclaimed "smart" person...

    • Mark Ola
      Mark Ola 2 days ago

      Excellent point. I am glad at least one person on this chat is smart enough to understand reality. All the rest, the most of crowds here, are just simply stupid, don’t see anything further than their own nose and don’t care about anything except their own stomach and wallet. They don’t think and care about this great country and great people that live here. They live in US but care about China. It is just insanity, I just cannot believe that.
      All that Chinese are doing good is stilling and selling back to owner- the USA. They got all of that technology for free, never pay patents. Of course they are getting rich, because they don’t pay for anything. All the high tech stuff they produce is 100% stolen technology from US and Japan. Everything they designed/invented by themselves and selling around the world is simply junk.

  • Migel Mugambi
    Migel Mugambi 3 days ago

    Should I buy a Huawei phone that has already been realised after the ban??

  • Ena.bot3
    Ena.bot3 3 days ago +1

    but w8 my mother works with an american company in tunisia and they gave them huawei phones

  • Migel Mugambi
    Migel Mugambi 3 days ago

    Will phone that have already shipped after the ban be able to access Google search and other play services??

  • Gabriel Majin
    Gabriel Majin 3 days ago

    been using a huawei since honor 9 , aka the first phone that distroyed Samsung and apple.this bullshit ban happend after huawei , 3 years in a row, beat samsung and apple...aaaaand nothing happend.huawei is still nr 1, still has android on , google store is still there , so chill ppl.USA lost her nr1 spot in the world a long time ago. accept it and move the fuck on :D

  • Rose
    Rose 3 days ago

    This all sounds very good in one respect, the following things are not beliefs but facts.
    I do not want to write a long text that everyone does not read it, I'm just telling you the most important thing, for the people who like it all very well.
    The connections of cell phones and Co. are funneling over rays, our brain and body also funnels over rays, 4G, etc., all of us are already streaming through, and I can say that these rays damage our body, even if you do not notice it directly.
    Example, radioactivity, you know what happens when you are exposed to it, radioactivity are also rays. 5G is stronger than anything else as you can see, the rays as well, the damage to the bodies as well. Cancer etc. I want to illuminate also the other side of the beautiful and helpful 5G, because almost everyone looks only on one side but that through this "improvement" is the bad more, say and know few. Our body will form new diseases through these radiations and that is slowly sneaking up and suddenly it is there. That's the dangerous yes, and I say again, these are not theories or phrases but facts!
    On the one hand, a doctor could cure a patient by a robot that is far away, and on the other hand, 500 new people will get sick.
    That `s not worth it.

    • Rose
      Rose 3 days ago

      We can already do so much, why more and more, from movies and reality, we know who more and more and more will eventually get the bill, which is very difficult

  • Christian Morales
    Christian Morales 3 days ago

    Is it just Huawei or all Chinese phone companies?

  • Rodney Pitcher
    Rodney Pitcher 3 days ago

    They are spy they steal they they copy make America great again

  • j js
    j js 3 days ago

    they can copy the hardware but its our software is whats valuable

  • Richard
    Richard 3 days ago +2

    Either way China needs to pay somehow for all the stolen IP over the decades.

    • L Wilson
      L Wilson Day ago

      Richard you know if you went back in time, US was saying the same thing to Japanese LUL.

    • Eric L
      Eric L 3 days ago +1

      it's been on for decades. only when its Chinese related the US would go big hoohah about it. imagine if another 10 years down the road India or Indonesia rises to become an actual competitor to the US then you would go accusing them of theft and fraud again. the actual fact is the US Govt does not like competition

    • Richard
      Richard 3 days ago +2

      @Eric L Nice try but nobody has done it at your country's scale.

    • Eric L
      Eric L 3 days ago +2

      when US companies copy, it's called 'innovation'.
      when Chinese companies, i'ts called "IP Theft'

  • max factor
    max factor 3 days ago

    Why ban Huawei? Bcz they comply with whatever the Chinese government says. How to ban Huawei? All American companies have to comply with the US government order.

  • Alpha
    Alpha 3 days ago +4

    Well mkbhd i'm glad you spent that $1.6k so that i wouldn't have too, not all heroes wear capes

  • Derik Tran
    Derik Tran 3 days ago +30

    Can you do one on HarmonyOS? Their answer to Android. Thoughts?

  • ßerrısırıs
    ßerrısırıs 3 days ago +16

    People can just flash the play store and Google services on the phones, problem solved.

  • Travis McGhee
    Travis McGhee 4 days ago

    Great I'm screwed I love my mate pro 10.

  • the_invincible _young_ulises

    Stupid te encontraré perro!

  • Adam Zugone
    Adam Zugone 4 days ago

    I'm just wondering how important is it to get those Android updates... Because I was planning on buying the P30 Pro in a couple days but now I'm not so sure..

  • The United States Of Trump

    citizen: Why did you ban Huawei?
    Trump: Because Huawei cant be spied so we cant spy on you If you use Huawei.

  • Truth Troll
    Truth Troll 4 days ago +10

    Do u no da way? Huawei is da wei.
    Trump banned da queen, spit on him

  • -_LinusE 06_-
    -_LinusE 06_- 4 days ago