The Huawei Ban: Explained!

čas přidán 21. 05. 2019
Huawei flagships without Google or Android? This is everything you
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Fingers crossed Huawei can resolve things. For the sake of competition.
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  • i am going to put board outside my Restaurant. Dogs and Chinese are not allowed

  • Are Americans Hypocrites or something?

  • Ban and boycott huawei. We need economic distancing with china.

  • Watching this on a Huawei

  • I'm a big big fan of Huawei od Asian brands... I blame Trump. I can't wait till he is done. I'm very sure he collaborated with Google to turn down Huawei. Or got pressured from Trump stupid claims that China is spying on us🙄🙄🙄I am not a big fan of Apple. Trump is making an Enemy. China will always ways be a giant country. Remember it grew on its own without outside influences.

  • I used Huawei P20 Pro since it came out. I pre ordered it before hand. So I probably belong in thay 1% in USA Huawei consumer. But if Huawei is 2nd from Samsung without selling Huawei on regular on USA base. What does that tell you? Imagine If it's sold here in USA🙄

  • Aw I have a p10 lite

  • idk if u noticed but he says wauwei

  • Thank you for saying that I could not pronounce the name

  • Time to hack Huawei's ... What if google sees a Huawei phone as a Samsung? :))))

  • that's total bs why would US think that Huawei is spying on them ( the video is not bs whats bs is that US thinks that they are spying on them)

  • Huawei is a fu_k sh_t THIEF and they fu_king spy on everybody tech

  • An Apple a year makes your money disapper

  • just bought a y6p... now im watching this on the browser cause youtube cant run... :/

  • The ZTE ban was reversed shortly after it was imposed. ZTE had plenty of their own problems.

  • A year from this, I still find it weird that they singled out Huawei right after they beat Apple in the market sales and consumer preference.

  • Nothing about Google is US. They are too powerful to still be considered anything other than a National and even Global threat.

  • We know the USA does not like that China has passed the USA in most ways economically, so the Huawei Ban case is just one symptom of this. But Huawei has the resources to bypass the problems this ban creates, and they can aim to create a) They can create a far superior social website than Facebook, b) They can create a far superior search engine than Google if based 100% on what is relevant and not frequency at all, c) They can create far superior games than Google offers, d) They can create a far better ecosystem for user experience and user value than Apple offers, and in fact we have reached the point in which offering ever better and better user value is the best way to stand out from the competition when we can not expect major new technological advances worth upgrading for every year. I have studied how to sort and absorb information and knowledge more effectively, so what I think of is not merely wishful thinking, and we have already the technology for doing what I think of.

    • Wow, probably the dumbest post i have read this year. At least i had a good laugh.

  • typical american If you cant beat them ban them 😅🤣 coward

  • Is there a way you can explain this with puppets??

  • Keep in mind every company in China is owned by the Chinese government and look at their track record over the past 50 years

  • So then how come Xiaomi still uses android

  • "No China Made" Good for the world!

  • This isn't about a trade war or politicking, it's about a fascist state using controlled tech to violate peoples civil rights; who would support Huawei in this?

    • People were naive long ago. Trump banning Huawei was a sign of it. Look at all these people comparing Huawei's spying acts to Google.

  • From the perspective of a customer, I feel like I'm choosing which company to spy on me, and it doesn't feel good at all.....

  • I have a question.. why us companies are so restricted by the us government, or they don't want to make the deal with Huawei at the first place?



  • Simple answer JEALOUSY..Huawei is killing Apple iPhone products..

  • Well Huawei are fudged now aren’t they!!

  • Me after the 90 days extension: Laughs using the android 10 with the p 20

  • Rightly banned because they spy. It’s the Chinese way: cheating is viewed as the smart thing to do. Everybody will get it and they will be banned. Good effing riddance.

  • The difference is Google and Facebook have to follow laws in place to protect user data while Huawei doesn't. It has been known that Huawei equipment has had significant security risks. Not necessarily back doors but easily hackable security. Also they are known to pay off government lawmakers to propose and vote for legislation that would benefit their company. Look if you don't care about the security risks then more power to ya. But allowing their tech into say a 5g network can pose significant security risks. How can you send sensitive information over a network that isn't secure.also since Huawei has to follow any order given them from the communist party. Say they are capable of censoring speech sent over their network signals. There is a significant risk involved with Huawei and their equipment.

  • Ban Huawei ban China ban every products of China, save the world.

  • Doesn’t apple manufacture phones in China? Can’t Huawei then ban Apple in China?

    • Apple is leaving china, new base in India.

  • very sad for Huawei. I'm using a Huawei phone, it's a very good phone. I think Huawei is not really a problem. what I saw that upset the U.S was their association with the CCP. The news media has reported many bad things about the CCP such as Human Rights abuses, Organ harvesting, prosecutions of Christians, stealing of intellectual property rights, etc...

  • China should cancel Apple's contract 🤣🤣

    • @wRoNG! good. I hate iphone

    • Oh they will alright.

  • marques said the amazon appstore is bad he's soooooooooo right trust me i have a fire 7 well at least there's roblox

  • Man this sucks, I got the P20 and it still works perfectly after 2 years. I really don't want to replace this phone by another but I really do want to keep using google's services. Anyone knows if these services will be deleted in the future?

  • Fuck China

  • The first video I decided to watch on my new phone :)

  • It's funny how MKBHD doesn't mention how Huawei is owned by Chinese communist party that is spying on the US citizens.

  • The last 5 months: -250,000 dead and counting worldwide -21,00,000 phones silenced in china What amazes me, is how time and time again, groups of lemmings like yourselves think your smarter than Trump, only to be proven wrong in the most embarrassing of ways. Still waiting for stormy Daniels to sink him, still waiting for his taxes to sink him, still waiting for his tweets to sink him, still waiting for avenatti to sink him, Still waiting for mueller to sink him, still waiting for his impeachment, still waiting for covid to sink him. Why? LOVE TRUMPS HATE, EVERYTIME, AND HE LOVES AMERICA Trump 2020- making America great again!

  • Glad to see this being push to me today. I literally think western(relay on google) country just thought the world is all the same as they are living. Google is inevitable. But, based on my experience, when u want using the play store in China, u will need, root the phone, install google service(yes, you need to install google service on a Chinese Android phone) then, a VPN. As Google is no longer available(2010 stage one, 2014 stage two), why do ppl think Chinese Android will have trouble using Android.

  • So many ppl here pro huawei, i mean meh whatever but i do genuinely think they are a security risk being so closely tied to the communist party.. I don't feel sorry for them at all, they are doing just fine so.

  • This ban made me buy a Huawei. I can`t support the imperialist US Goverment.

    • @your Highschool bully I have no problems. If you have to, you can still dowload apps from the google playstore. Its pretty easy..

    • Goodluck on using a phone which cant do anything

  • Wanna bet that Apple/Microsoft have something to do with this

  • When your fbi agent have a fight with china agent

  • That's pretty rascist.

  • Whst now😢

  • US bans a chinese company and here in India my Huawei is in limbo ☹️☹️☹️

  • It’s because Huawei pricing is well below the competition and other companies would have to start lowering prices. Why start lowering prices when you can just eliminate that company. And what easy way could they get the people to turn against the company? By saying they’re spying and stealing your info. Done.

  • So, if i were to buy a p30 pro now, does it come with android and google services?

  • Thanks for the info, always nice to hear your input!

  • and 8 months later China unleased its Wuhan Virus, now Marquee Brownlee knows why

  • Is this still in effect? Because Huawei phones still seem to be available in my country, and I have one... nothing has changed with the google applications or anything... I must've been living under a rock not being aware of this?

    • Only devices made after the ban are affected.

  • I truly think Donald Trump is a fool, the reasons: 1. more than $11 billion Huawei purchase last year was to US companies, who will buy those product now? 2. Huawei will make their own OS, The domestic market alone would make that very economically feasible, 2 plus billions consumer. On the other hand what if iPhone is boycotted by the Chinese people? 3. The biggest thing for Huawei is not cellphone, 5G is, and they are the leader on that. 4. Huawei will buy those companies that buy from US companies, then those companies will stop buying product/parts from US companies. China can make everything the US can and more. 5. The world is very well aware that they are being spied by Google, Facebook, etc. The world are longing for alternatives, this is just an incentive to develop the alternatives combined with 5G features. Who will be the biggest loser?

  • You are paid by Huawei? Chinese government is corrupting the world by buying influential westerners including youtubers.

  • Fuck China

  • I need to read more on this... because their ban is “they might” spy on us :/ makes no sense. How can we ban a company with some of the best lenses, when we have 90% of our country owning a cellphone assembled in china? like they wouldn’t or couldn’t stick something on iPhones to spy on people. 0.o not to mention we have already allowed every US company to spy on us the moment we sat on that Starbucks using their WiFi. Yeah we can use VPNs but lets admit it almost no one truly uses it, or only uses it to watch Japanese Netflix.

  • good!! i hope huawei can be ban in most country! I DONT WANT HUAWEI! EVEN MODEM.

  • Probably a good thing Trump wasn't president during the early stages of tech sectors developments and first Integrated circuit chip and other tech industries, given that the economic situation of a collapsed global economy since the Trump Administration, we would also be looking at a half century of tech industry collapses as the result of the Trump Administration.

  • Huwei phones looks ultimate and price is like heaven

  • “You wont get anymore software updates” Galaxy S9 users: “oh yeah nothing to worry about”

  • Chat: Huawei has been struck by the BANHAMMER

  • I promised myself from now on other phone is going to be Huawei

  • “Why did you ban Huawei” “Because they stole our 5G technology!” “We don’t have 5G technology” “Exactly! Because they stole it!” “......”

  • It is troubling how many Americans are falling for this CIA PROPAGANDA - as if all the other manufacturers and the US government would not possess the exact same spying capabilities! It is beyond comical and even those, very rarely found, clever Americans are falling for this BS. It is propaganda, nothing more and every government can spy on you, if they want to.

  • Hey, Aron wheen you u gonna plan a new phone Giveaway_? I'm a beginner entrepreneur and I need a phone to work

  • It's quite right what you allege, Huawei is HUGE! Most Chinese people won't know what this Play Store thing of Google is anyway, but will know it can't affect them as this American company called Google was banned from operating in their country years ago! Therefore, they obviously aren't reliant on it, and will have their own operating system that replaces it and must work perfectly fine! And they do! Huawei just needs to adopted and adapt this operating system to accommodate the Google die-hards and the English speaking world, and once this is achieved, then Google and its Play Store will be a thing of the past, along with all its viruses and hackers! Now that would be something quite awesome to review! As for these secondary companies like Microsoft, relying on Google too much for too little, then the forward thinking and brilliant mind of Bill Gates really must take to the challenge and draw Trump's attention to his misconceptions as to what the real world is really like, and to stop all this hatred of countries he perpetuates for his own self-loathing, simply because he is afraid of them! Simple! The whole thing sorted!

  • Dude, this was the worst ban, I had the p30 pro and now my phone is completely useless

  • Corona virus phone should be banned

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  • Isn't it possible to do business with the Google businesses in Ireland? Those are de jure an Irish business.

  • Trump don't want us to have a p40

  • Watching this on my P30

  • Any one watching on huawei

  • Wawei

  • guys stop hating on trump

    • _woman's rights fight for LGBT he said that at first because thats what it seemed like but now most people see that its more than the flu, but i mean people like sleepy joe or communist bernie wouldnt if done better with the situation

    • Animal he says that COVID-19 Just flu.

    • _woman's rights fight for LGBT how?

    • Animal trump is killing amrican

  • Thank god though nothing bad has happened yet with Google and Samsung which means Samsung doesn't have a ban so thank god also this bad tells us that Samsung should've bought android when they had the chance but unfortunately for some reason they did not