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Offline Wayne B

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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2019, 03:08:18 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.


Yes, we're all too dependent on US companies and their government's whims. But there's no real alternative to Google. All my photos are stored there. Amazon? Their devices are real crap. 1.5Gb RAM and 32Gb storage? No thanks! I need to sync all my photos across my Android devices and Google make it easy.
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2019, 04:41:24 PM »
Was talking with a Huawei staffer in BIC, she assured me that all current devices would be supported with security updates and Google services. Even the not yet on sale here P30 series.
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2019, 05:50:55 PM »
Bwahahahahaha—do you really think a Huawei store worker knows s$!t from sugar when it comes to boardroom decisions.
Same with Apple Store workers.
They'll all bareface lie to customers if it facilitates a sale.
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2019, 06:32:58 PM »
Of course not, she was just parroting what Huawei official accounts were saying, that current devices were OK, and they probably are. I'm still scouring for a 1000 quid Chromebook for under 30,000 yen, right . Micro SD cards are also very overpriced in BIC compared to Amazon.

At least I'm having a couple of cheap crap pints of Yebisu.
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2019, 07:57:02 PM »
Chiang Mai had lots of - as they looked - very good condition laptops for 30000 yen or so. Not sure if any of the ones I saw were Chromebooks tho.
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2019, 08:07:07 PM »
Does anyone believe that me, who is widely known to hate and distrust everyone and everything, would actually believe what a salesperson would say? I almost peed myself laughing. Humans! WTF!
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2019, 01:48:20 PM »
Well, they're not sitting still. They've just released a new handset under their cheaper Honor brand:

https://www.androidcentral.com/node/75072

Their own Android based OS is on its way too:

https://is.gd/QIk3ih
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2019, 11:13:25 AM »
Don't remember where I read this, but the Chinese government may restrict exports of rare metals to the US....
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Re: Better hold off on buying Huawei
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2019, 12:06:57 PM »
The new P30 series is also now on sale in Japan.
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