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Offline William Stonehill

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Better hold off on buying Huawei
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:16:52 AM »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-alphabet-exclusive/exclusive-google-suspends-some-business-with-huawei-after-trump-blacklist-source-idUSKCN1SP0NB?il=0

Apparently Google is putting large parts of Android off limits to Huawei. Open source Android will still be available to them, but other important protocols will be forbidden to them,
in what is seen by some as a major blow to Huawei.
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 10:32:12 AM »
Revenge is a dish best eaten cold!  8)

Remember Google pulled out of China after some s$!t from the Chinese government.
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 11:24:33 AM »
I was about to buy a new Huawei tablet tomorrow!

This is the Chump's doing!  >:(
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 02:48:50 PM »
If Chinese made Huawei products are banned in 'murika then so should Chinese made Apple products, Lenovo products (including Motorola) and other Chinese tech. Why single out one manufacturer? I see, Huawei refused to offer Chump any kickbacks?
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 03:04:28 PM »
If Chinese made Huawei products are banned in 'murika then so should Chinese made Apple products, Lenovo products (including Motorola) and other Chinese tech. Why single out one manufacturer? I see, Huawei refused to offer Chump any kickbacks?

I think this whole kerfufle started over G5. In the process the wizards in Washington forgot that their cellphones are all put together by 14 year old Chinese Misses in Shenzheng.
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 03:15:26 PM »
Without Google Services any Huawei device (outside China) is a high-tech brick! There are times when I really need a screen bigger than my 5.9" Moto and there are no tablets out there made recently that are worth looking at. There are plenty of cheap no name Chinese tablets with dodgy spec and old versions of Android but nothing up-to-date. This needs to be resolved quickly, 'murika is hurting people all over the world and is just shooting itself in the foot!
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 03:55:28 PM »
Good news for US tech companies and investors!

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The new blacklisting will stop Huawei from buying key components from US companies such as processors from Qualcomm and Intel, which both saw share-value drops immediately following the announcement from the Trump administration, according to the Financial Times.

https://is.gd/teGMV6
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 04:23:15 PM »
Oh, and it's easy enough to sideload Google Play and services on a Huawei (or any) device:

https://itechify.com/2016/10/28/download-google-play-store-huawei-phone/
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 08:21:35 AM »
https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/20/18632266/huawei-android-google-ban-phone-business-future

Next up?  Chinese government plays hardball and bans iPhone sales in China? 
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2019, 08:58:52 AM »
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It’s important to note that the US government has as of yet been unable to provide any evidence that Huawei devices contain backdoors or are somehow used to spy on people. That being said, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine such a scenario – all countries spy on all other countries, and China is in a unique position, as the manufacturing centre of the world, to do so.

I do wish to point out, though, that devices from other companies – Apple, Google, Dell, and virtually everyone else – are manufactured in the same factories by the same people led by the same managers owned by the same Chinese government as Huawei devices. Singling out Huawei, while trusting your Pixel 3 or iPhone X which rolls off the same assembly line, seems naive, at best.

https://www.osnews.com/?p=130040
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2019, 09:09:19 AM »
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Huawei Android ban temporarily lifted - but it's still not good news for the brand

https://is.gd/1MUzNd

I think peeps are panicking for no reason. Getting only 20% back from an almost new phone?

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Huawei ban causes trade-ins to surge as news breaks of Android block

https://is.gd/OD03kY



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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2019, 12:23:53 PM »
It all gets ugly fast due to PCB component interdependence.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48345509
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2019, 12:59:36 PM »
Everyone and his dog is getting hurt, not just Huawei. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! (again!)
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 02:28:47 PM »
Everyone and his dog is getting hurt, not just Huawei. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! (again!)

It provides real incentive to break free of dependence on US suppliers, including software.

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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2019, 03:01:15 PM »
I think I'll wander up to BIC Camera and look at some Huawei devices  :D I'm sure this is all a storm in a teacup and will blow over soon. Piggy-bank at the ready!

The rain has eased off a bit and I can't sit around the house all day waiting for it to stop. I'm going %$^&^%* stir crazy! Shower and out for a beer!
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