The Huawei Ban: Explained!

  • Published: 22 May 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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  • Moagi Baroma
    Moagi Baroma  2 hours back

    Best EXPLAINER i've ever seen. Keep it up brother... Samsung fans we don't know how long will we be safe, otherwise Samsung could've been the first to be banned ONLY if they were from North Korea.... LOL........

    • Ti Yung
      Ti Yung  6 hours back

      Chess move.

      • arneguten
        arneguten  10 hours back

        What is this? The cold War?

        • Rochelle Santos
          Rochelle Santos  14 hours back

          The advantage of chinese phones

          • Crow Migration
            Crow Migration  16 hours back

            P30 Pro has the best camera, comparable to S10+ in normal shots but also kills it in zoom and low light. I don't follow politics because it usually doesn't affect me but now it has. Do I really want to buy a phone with no warranty and might never get updates and the very app I'm using and most other apps might get blocked?

            • Tamcat 21
              Tamcat 21  23 hours back

              Please don't say Wah-Way; it's Hwah-Way.

              • Polash Quadhi
                Polash Quadhi  1 days back

                Huawei is no longer just a tech, US made them the face of China. So now China would back them up to beat the heck out of all US brands Google, MS, Intel, Nvidia altogether. They are gonna give the world a real new alternative of all US tech giants and their monitoring on them. Which is why Huawei now has micro processors. Western Dominance on IT is doomed forever

                • Ray Grenade
                  Ray Grenade  1 days back

                  so whyd they get banned my g

                  • Renlee Dativo
                    Renlee Dativo  1 days back

                    They can make an app store 30 decades from now by copying all the technology from us .

                    • fxc2
                      fxc2  1 days back

                      And USA claims to be a free country...

                      • Asphyxia Z
                        Asphyxia Z  2 days back

                        Good thing, a new great os might surface

                        • Andrew Smith
                          Andrew Smith  2 days back

                          So lesson learn if you want to start a giant tech company have several backup plan.

                          • Xerxius Eighth
                            Xerxius Eighth  2 days back

                            As ever expected, awesome content, über informative, and with the incomparable "brand" we have come so addicted to.... Please continue to give us this amazing outlet, and in only the way you can create it. -- an eternal fan, XM

                            • alfred Jiang
                              alfred Jiang  2 days back

                              没一个打中文的我来一个。。华为加油,中国加油。把特不靠谱打出屎来~~~~~~~~~~kick trump,s ass and shit will come out from his mouth!!!!^&^!!

                              • dazeight qfourhundred
                                dazeight qfourhundred  2 days back

                                Its about time to ban Huawei because its America and World National security.

                                • Max
                                  Max  2 days back

                                  Wait so a huawei user couldnt use instagramm, snapchat and youtube ? Also whatsapp and stuff like that ? And to clarify... huawei will remove android from their phones and have their own OS

                                  • Roy Ronalds
                                    Roy Ronalds  3 days back

                                    It seems like the most likely outcome is NOT going to be Huawei building a whole new supply chain, or a whole new app store. If they have 99Billion dollars in business based on their existing business practices, they're just going to peel off $1 Billion or $10 Billion to start countersuing against the ban, or spending $10 Billion to influence legislation in the US. So much easier to change people's minds than it is to lose your second place spot in the market by changing anything that's inside their phone.

                                    • Maplenerd22
                                      Maplenerd22  2 days back

                                      Or they could just wait until Trump gets booted out of office in 2020.

                                  • TheBeybladeSport
                                    TheBeybladeSport  3 days back

                                    Fuck China. India is best

                                    • R A W S E
                                      R A W S E  3 days back

                                      I'm still using huawei

                                      • Tris Martin
                                        Tris Martin  3 days back

                                        I nearly got the honour 20 looks really good but with the current state of affairs I swiftly cancelled my order real shame but who wants to be without google. Let's hope the not spying on people and have there ban lifted. But the trade practices and stories are a compelling reason to choose a different make. Still disappointed as there tech is amazing

                                        • csoul deter
                                          csoul deter  3 days back

                                          Humans: Trump is probably using the p30 but still he wants to ban them from U.S.
                                          Trump: I can see you...
                                          Humans:Aww, that's good... wait what👂
                                          Trump: Stares Thanosly😈

                                          • flying child
                                            flying child  3 days back

                                            Lmao I can imagine google is like your friend and the US is like their parent

                                            • Sonny Wolf
                                              Sonny Wolf  3 days back

                                              Did you notice M.B dare not to say anything negative about US. He afraid of being banned too:)

                                              • macroevolve
                                                macroevolve  3 days back

                                                I was leaning towards a Huawei for an android device, but went to Xiaomi to avoid any uncertainity about using google and it's apps.

                                                • Awais Ahmed
                                                  Awais Ahmed  3 days back

                                                  US bans Huwei
                                                  Apple starts sweating
                                                  Samsung starts smiling

                                                  • Shazly El-sharif
                                                    Shazly El-sharif  3 days back

                                                    huawei is the best in the World >> I ike huawei <3

                                                    • Pisac
                                                      Pisac  4 days back

                                                      I do not use huawei, but also do not use any google services on android phone except google maps. No playstore, no gmail, no anyshit.
                                                      So, what's the problem? Problem is that humans should be openminded and fuck off google because it became too big for world's health.

                                                      • VAN月
                                                        VAN月  4 days back

                                                        Euramerican: "welcome to the land of freedom and democracy, my friend."
                                                        Chinese student: "thank you."
                                                        Euramerican: "what are you doing here? Travel? To learn?"
                                                        Chinese student: "I'm here to learn how to brainwash."
                                                        Euramerican: "no, we only have freedom, democracy and human rights here, no brainwashing."
                                                        "Yes! Yes! That's it!" "The Chinese students said excitedly.

                                                        • Dane
                                                          Dane  4 days back

                                                          but in the end... why don't we keep buying huawei products just for the sake of answering idiot trump's "smart" move? heck, ima buy one now.

                                                          • Dane
                                                            Dane  4 days back

                                                            trump and the whole usa politics is the worst thing that could have happened to humanity ever since the holocaust.

                                                            • Dane
                                                              Dane  4 days back

                                                              ... and then they say "we can't go forward exploring the existence (the universe and multiverses) if there are weapons and money in this world" but then the idiots like trump make such stupid moves that keep not just most people but even themselves halted from going forward and discovering things.

                                                          • J
                                                            J  4 days back

                                                            I mean what did you expect. Trump promised American business success. Removing one more competition will help a lot of other companies.

                                                            • Templer Way
                                                              Templer Way  4 days back

                                                              And america from my heart make fucking nice cars i love the mustangs and chargers and the harley bikes but with phone.s apple think the are the best but everytime samsung screen is 1000 times much better brighter sharper be a real american and give it to samsung the are much better

                                                              • Templer Way
                                                                Templer Way  4 days back

                                                                Doesnt matter what you buy or see almost in everything are chinese chips inside the make everything from shoe.s to soccer balls the make everything chinese people are realy smart and if america doesnt trust them only show.s how insane those yankees are

                                                                • Juuk
                                                                  Juuk  4 days back

                                                                  What's next? banning every chinese electronic as they might be spying? Isnt most of phone components built in China? But Trump sure loves his hotel made of 100% chinese steel, and his souvenir shop is filled with chinese made clothes, he loves china!

                                                                  • Ian Talker
                                                                    Ian Talker  4 days back

                                                                    I'm slightly worried oneplus parent company will get hit with a ban.

                                                                    Wait I'm Canadian.

                                                                    • Maplenerd22
                                                                      Maplenerd22  2 days back

                                                                      If they ban Oneplus from using Google's Android like they did with Huawei, it would still affect you even though you are Canadian.

                                                                  • MrDarren5012
                                                                    MrDarren5012  4 days back

                                                                    It’s COMMUNIST China people!! They control Huawei and the tech knowledge....they are not free to do what they like,,,don’t be so nieve

                                                                    • AssRamming FatPeople
                                                                      AssRamming FatPeople  4 days back

                                                                      I have a friend who owns a Huawei phone from 2 years ago. It’s a mid ranger, however, he did tell me that the phone is recording him all the time. Even when it’s closed (not shut down), it’s recording what it’s hearing, and using the data to show relevant ads online. Crazy.

                                                                      • hector garcia
                                                                        hector garcia  4 days back

                                                                        Just got the p30 pro and I'm not going back to apple! Let's go Huawei!

                                                                        • jayrodathome
                                                                          jayrodathome  4 days back

                                                                          Much better video than the Vice report where baby driver went to their campus.

                                                                          • حسن الحارثي
                                                                            حسن الحارثي  4 days back

                                                                            So for 90 days the Huawei phones that came out will it have Google play or not?

                                                                            • Rafael
                                                                              Rafael  4 days back

                                                                              This "spying" reason is exactly the same as the "chemical weapons" reason before invading Libya...they just want to eliminate competition because Apple fall on the 2nd place in the smartphone market. This is the democracy that US want to promote? The corruption reaches new odds.

                                                                              • 1000 Subs with no Videos?

                                                                                Huawei: *Banned*

                                                                                Lenovo: *Sweating heavily* oh OK

                                                                                • J Liao
                                                                                  J Liao  5 days back

                                                                                  It is lucky that the Chinese people do not need facebook, twitter, amazon and google.

                                                                                  • Tee New Orleans YnG God

                                                                                    Smh....Well, Mr. Trump as an American I'm not buying any other phone besides Huawei, all of the other devices I have owned Samsung, iPhone etc. lags and overheats. So Huawei is the only way for me.

                                                                                    • LastSkull616
                                                                                      LastSkull616  5 days back


                                                                                      • J Lelouch
                                                                                        J Lelouch  5 days back

                                                                                        There is thing you need to know ( Huawei is using android for phone but you can't you use any google services in mainland of China) Chrome, google map, and Gmail, etc...

                                                                                        • Maplenerd22
                                                                                          Maplenerd22  2 days back

                                                                                          He knows that. He's talking about the millions of Huawei devices sold outside of China (ie Europe and the rest of Asia). They do use google services.

                                                                                      • Razor Hawk
                                                                                        Razor Hawk  5 days back

                                                                                        Me watching with my samsung phone


                                                                                        This is why i will never get the chinese or apple phone

                                                                                        • Kyle Miller
                                                                                          Kyle Miller  5 days back

                                                                                          polymatters vid on this is light years ahead of this take. marques is super ignorant and barely did any research