The Huawei Ban: Explained!

čas přidán 22. 05. 2019
Huawei flagships without Google or Android? This is everything you
need to know.
Fingers crossed Huawei can resolve things. For the sake of competition.
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  • *Looks at my Honor 7X* Well...shit

  • Who is this pretentious idiot!

  • This is not fair :/

  • isn't it better for companies to invest and break free from any of the US companies ....

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

  • time to invest in some carrier pigeons...

  • I like huawei phones

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

  • 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.

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

    • 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.

  • Donald trump is making an issue that will effect worldwide

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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!

  • i love it when chinese companies spy on me

  • 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.


  • samsun is like hehe xd

  • 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

  • Its markass browniee from youtube rewind!!!

  • Nvr heard about this company, so suck it commys

  • production quality always so good!

  • 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?

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

  • Will Google ban OnePlus as well?

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

  • huawei and apple, phones for stupid people!

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

  • That lappu toppu tho

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

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

  • USA: bans huawei China: bans apple *SAMSUNG HAS ENTERED THE CHAT* 🤡

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

    • Meh seen this joke so many times 😪

  • 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???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? if they have to ban trade with china due to this bullshit that would meanthey are in america, SO THEY SHOULD BE PAYING FULL TAX!!! IF THE GOVERNMENT DONT CONSIDER THEM IN AMERIACA AND LET THEM AWAY WITH THE TAX ISSUE THEN HOW THE FUK CAN THIS BILL OR ANY OTHER MADE WITHIN THE USA AFFECT GOOGLE!!!! ITS ABSOLUTE BIGOTED RACIST NAZI HYPOCRISY!!!! I HOPE CHINA FIRE EVERY FUKING NUKE THEY HAVE RITE AT AMERICA AND DO US ALL A FUKING FAVOUR. IF THE HUMAN RACE GOES EXTINCT ITS ALL DUE TO TODAYS USA AND ITS SELFISH FUKING POPULATION OF FILTH

  • You sound white

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

  • 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?

  • 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, ❗

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

  • 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?

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

  • Fuckin Americans jk lol

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

  • Checkmate lol

  • Trump hit Hauwai square in the balls lol

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

    • 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?

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

  • 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..?

  • So this is US answer to China banning Apple huh 🤔

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 😂

  • Good VDO

  • Hello

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

  • 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.

  • I just bought a huawei

  • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

    • 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

  • Is it just Huawei or all Chinese phone companies?

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

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

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

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

    • 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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Stupid te encontraré perro!

  • 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..

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

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

  • No!

  • Huawei i will trust you