The Huawei Ban: Explained!

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  • Published: 22 May 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.
    Sources:
    www.cnbc.com/2019/05/21/google-will-work-with-huawei-for-next-90-days-after-restrictions-eased.html
    www.xda-developers.com/huawei-android-alternative-fall-2019/
    twitter.com/Android/status/1130313848332988421?s=09
    www.theverge.com/2019/5/21/18632550/huawei-p30-pro-android-google-executive-order-us-phone-qualcomm-intel
    arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/05/the-trump-administration-just-forced-smartphone-maker-zte-to-shut-down/
    arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/05/huaweis-us-ban-a-look-at-the-hardware-and-software-supply-problems/
    www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-17/huawei-built-at-least-a-three-month-stockpile-ahead-of-trump-ban
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Comments • 38 701

  • Dan Flowers
    Dan Flowers  2 giờ trước

    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, ❗

    • Žarko Petković
      Žarko Petković  3 giờ trước

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

      • John Rice
        John Rice  3 giờ trước

        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?

        • The XO
          The XO  4 giờ trước

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

          • Vincenzo Karol Flagiello
            Vincenzo Karol Flagiello  5 giờ trước

            Fuckin Americans jk lol

            • Lucius kole
              Lucius kole  5 giờ trước

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

              • E P
                E P  5 giờ trước

                Checkmate lol

                • Pete Roe
                  Pete Roe  7 giờ trước

                  Trump hit Hauwai square in the balls lol

                  • Kevin Trye
                    Kevin Trye  9 giờ trước

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

                    • account Random
                      account Random  10 giờ trước

                      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.

                      • Gurt Frobe
                        Gurt Frobe  12 giờ trước

                        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.

                        • Jayesh Kanodia
                          Jayesh Kanodia  13 giờ trước

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

                          • Jayesh Kanodia
                            Jayesh Kanodia  2 giờ trước

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

                            • John Rice
                              John Rice  3 giờ trước

                              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?

                              • Jeremy Stock
                                Jeremy Stock  13 giờ trước

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

                                • Dylan DeSisto
                                  Dylan DeSisto  13 giờ trước

                                  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..?

                                  • Stis Oisfnr
                                    Stis Oisfnr  14 giờ trước

                                    So this is US answer to China banning Apple huh 🤔

                                    • TheNaishproductions
                                      TheNaishproductions  14 giờ trước

                                      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.

                                      • Trumpenstein
                                        Trumpenstein  14 giờ trước

                                        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.

                                        • Kangarooo
                                          Kangarooo  14 giờ trước

                                          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 😂

                                          • Bunthoeun Vlog
                                            Bunthoeun Vlog  14 giờ trước

                                            Good VDO

                                            • Bunthoeun Vlog
                                              Bunthoeun Vlog  14 giờ trước

                                              Hello

                                              • Sairagna
                                                Sairagna  15 giờ trước

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

                                                • tommy teh
                                                  tommy teh  16 giờ trước

                                                  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.

                                                  • Marko Mileski
                                                    Marko Mileski  17 giờ trước

                                                    I just bought a huawei

                                                    • Leland James
                                                      Leland James  17 giờ trước

                                                      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.

                                                      • Mark Ola
                                                        Mark Ola  14 giờ trước

                                                        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.

                                                        • Migel Mugambi
                                                          Migel Mugambi  18 giờ trước

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

                                                          • Ena.bot3
                                                            Ena.bot3  18 giờ trước

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

                                                            • Migel Mugambi
                                                              Migel Mugambi  18 giờ trước

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

                                                              • Gabriel Majin
                                                                Gabriel Majin  18 giờ trước

                                                                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

                                                                • Rose
                                                                  Rose  19 giờ trước

                                                                  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.

                                                                  • Rose
                                                                    Rose  19 giờ trước

                                                                    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

                                                                    • Christian Morales
                                                                      Christian Morales  19 giờ trước

                                                                      Is it just Huawei or all Chinese phone companies?

                                                                      • Rodney Pitcher
                                                                        Rodney Pitcher  19 giờ trước

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

                                                                        • j js
                                                                          j js  19 giờ trước

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

                                                                          • Richard
                                                                            Richard  20 giờ trước

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

                                                                            • Eric L
                                                                              Eric L  18 giờ trước

                                                                              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

                                                                              • Richard
                                                                                Richard  18 giờ trước

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

                                                                                • Eric L
                                                                                  Eric L  18 giờ trước

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

                                                                                  • max factor
                                                                                    max factor  20 giờ trước

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                    • Alpha
                                                                                      Alpha  20 giờ trước

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

                                                                                      • Derik Tran
                                                                                        Derik Tran  20 giờ trước

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

                                                                                        • ßerrısırıs
                                                                                          ßerrısırıs  23 giờ trước

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

                                                                                          • Chickenfriedfrog
                                                                                            Chickenfriedfrog  16 giờ trước

                                                                                            ßerrısırıs good old “Odin” .....

                                                                                            • Travis McGhee
                                                                                              Travis McGhee  Ngày trước

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

                                                                                              • the_invincible _young_ulises
                                                                                                the_invincible _young_ulises  2 ngày trước

                                                                                                Stupid te encontraré perro!

                                                                                                • Adam Zugone
                                                                                                  Adam Zugone  2 ngày trước

                                                                                                  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..

                                                                                                  • The United States Of Trump
                                                                                                    The United States Of Trump  2 ngày trước

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

                                                                                                    • Truth Troll
                                                                                                      Truth Troll  2 ngày trước

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

                                                                                                      • -_LinusE 06_-
                                                                                                        -_LinusE 06_-  2 ngày trước

                                                                                                        No!

                                                                                                        • Skyy Skyy
                                                                                                          Skyy Skyy  2 ngày trước

                                                                                                          Huawei i will trust you

                                                                                                          • Alpha
                                                                                                            Alpha  2 ngày trước

                                                                                                            China : screw you apple US : screw you huawei ( uno reversed card ) Korea : Samsung is ready too kill you both

                                                                                                            • HTHAMMACK1
                                                                                                              HTHAMMACK1  2 ngày trước

                                                                                                              I loathe Trump and the ground he walks on, but he's right about this. Huawei should have absolutely no presence in the government or in our infrastructure.

                                                                                                              • Lopki098 Ror
                                                                                                                Lopki098 Ror  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                All phones banned! xD

                                                                                                                • Tru fact earth
                                                                                                                  Tru fact earth  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                  Just watch their space sectors , their GPS, satellites , rockets that banned by the Wests...

                                                                                                                  • teenage dirtbag
                                                                                                                    teenage dirtbag  4 ngày trước

                                                                                                                    This sounds like a big problem to US citizens but what about people who live outside the US? Can we still buy huawei phones? Will the huawei phones still be of good use to us?

                                                                                                                    • K.Evrgrn
                                                                                                                      K.Evrgrn  4 ngày trước

                                                                                                                      china should close down all the apple sweatshops then

                                                                                                                      • Uzzie B
                                                                                                                        Uzzie B  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                        K.Evrgrn I’m just saying, that China refusing to do business would not hamper apples bottom line. They’re a trillion dollar company. You don’t think a number of different Asian countries would love to do business with them. It would strictly be chinas loss.

                                                                                                                        • K.Evrgrn
                                                                                                                          K.Evrgrn  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                          @Uzzie B sure but it would be an inconvenience. Im pretty sure the chinese could still copy them tho.

                                                                                                                          • Uzzie B
                                                                                                                            Uzzie B  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                            K.Evrgrn hahaha you really think apple can’t find another country on the planet to cheaply assemble their phones. They also wouldn’t have to worry about the Chinese stealing their designs. Everyone knows the Chinese can’t create anything, all they do is copy.

                                                                                                                            • setsunasamachan
                                                                                                                              setsunasamachan  4 ngày trước

                                                                                                                              I know racism when I see it. Not everything in china is cheaply made and this is truly sad that fearmongering is taking over the world yet again.

                                                                                                                              • setsunasamachan
                                                                                                                                setsunasamachan  2 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                @Uzzie B you do realize that it's the reverse, right? Huawei's first book anything was before the apple redesign, and the p20 and p30 phone models came out before the samsung "a" series, and now, even the note 10 has a similar design. Huawei beat both giants to the foldable phone and made it actually work.

                                                                                                                                • Uzzie B
                                                                                                                                  Uzzie B  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                  setsunasamachan most things in China are cheaply made. Look at huawei, no innovative ideas so they steal ideas from other Android and apple products. Even their so called MacBook copy is physically exactly like a MacBook. No innovation or new ideas, just stealing intellectual property. Sad.

                                                                                                                                  • Mickyle Rahmet
                                                                                                                                    Mickyle Rahmet  4 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                    Can’t I just get a custom rom on a Huawei

                                                                                                                                    • Roman Krajewski
                                                                                                                                      Roman Krajewski  5 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                      Thank you, important info.

                                                                                                                                      • PusheenLover666
                                                                                                                                        PusheenLover666  7 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                        Joke's on you I live in the UK 🤭😎

                                                                                                                                        • PusheenLover666
                                                                                                                                          PusheenLover666  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                          To be honest guys I don't really care about Huawei coz their phones aren't the best about from the camera, so I don't really care if they get updated or not

                                                                                                                                          • Uzzie B
                                                                                                                                            Uzzie B  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                            PusheenLover666 you realize huawei makes google android phones, they aren’t allowed to use google in the future, this means future huawei phones wont run the same software. This literally affects every huawei user on the planet

                                                                                                                                            • AshY
                                                                                                                                              AshY  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                              @PusheenLover666 yes they will sold I know that but android is still American so the phones you have now won't be getting any new android updates as Google is an American company n dat

                                                                                                                                              • PusheenLover666
                                                                                                                                                PusheenLover666  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                @AshY no, Huawei phones are still being sold here from companies like ee and virgin. They've not been affected at all

                                                                                                                                                • AshY
                                                                                                                                                  AshY  3 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                  That won't make a difference lmao you still won't get any android updates , this shit affects the whole world aw man

                                                                                                                                                  • Řìďwăñ Ÿãşìñ
                                                                                                                                                    Řìďwăñ Ÿãşìñ  7 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                    Ha,Ha,Ha

                                                                                                                                                    • Classic Rocker
                                                                                                                                                      Classic Rocker  7 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                      Why is no one talking about google, hell they have been spying on everyone for years. They are all left libtard socialist bastards. If you want to do business with China so bad, go to China. I'm sure they will be happy to have you. You can have all the things you are wanting here in the UNITED States. Socialism Communism big government, complete control over free speech and travel.

                                                                                                                                                      • Jumbomuffin13
                                                                                                                                                        Jumbomuffin13  8 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                        China bans Apple with Apple phones, iPad, etc is still being made in China cuz the Chinese want to stop Apple from asking money in China but China wants to make money by producing Apple products.. gg

                                                                                                                                                        • Simon Paterson
                                                                                                                                                          Simon Paterson  8 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                          I have a Xiaomi phone... Is that a bad thing?

                                                                                                                                                          • Tsuki Dawn
                                                                                                                                                            Tsuki Dawn  9 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                            What’s stopping them, heh the Chinese government.

                                                                                                                                                            • Timothy Swanson VFX
                                                                                                                                                              Timothy Swanson VFX  9 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                              Wait so did that mean that I shouldn't get a Huawei P30 Pro?! It's such a cool phone but idk if I should get it if all of this drama is going on with Huawei...

                                                                                                                                                              • Rodger Murphy
                                                                                                                                                                Rodger Murphy  10 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                Huawei is built on industrial espionage....go Trump

                                                                                                                                                                • ArianaGrande Fanboy
                                                                                                                                                                  ArianaGrande Fanboy  11 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                  Huawei got reinstated........ . . . . . . Briefly. Huawei got banned again

                                                                                                                                                                  • Ban Y E E T os
                                                                                                                                                                    Ban Y E E T os  11 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                    Me watching this video on a Huawei phone: o_o

                                                                                                                                                                    • Krystal Paul
                                                                                                                                                                      Krystal Paul  11 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                      I'm not worried. I'm so boring they would stop watching. 🤷🏼‍♀️

                                                                                                                                                                      • Ban Y E E T os
                                                                                                                                                                        Ban Y E E T os  11 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                        Same 😂

                                                                                                                                                                        • Soli Deogloria
                                                                                                                                                                          Soli Deogloria  11 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                          I'm watching on my Honor View 10 To bad about this propaganda war, I was looking forward to my next Honor. Hands down dollor for dollar the best phones -available- ☹️😢😭☹️

                                                                                                                                                                          • Akash J Dutta
                                                                                                                                                                            Akash J Dutta  12 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                            Me:Why r u banning Huawei? Trump:They are spying us Me:Any proof? Trump:We don't need to give proof we already told Me:No, That's not gonna work Trump:Yup, we have already done so in case of weapons of mass destruction with Iraq Me:Ok then I can buy a Huawei phone now without a doubt. Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                            • 01hondascott
                                                                                                                                                                              01hondascott  12 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                              f*ck f*ck, i just finally settled on what my next phone was gonna be and it was the p30, looks like it's back to the drawing board ffs. took me a while to decide on this phone,. not impressed.

                                                                                                                                                                              • addy1333
                                                                                                                                                                                addy1333  13 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                If you can't Beat them, Ban them!!

                                                                                                                                                                                • Rodger Murphy
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rodger Murphy  10 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                  If you can't beat.....industrial espionage from them - China

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gazzer McVenge
                                                                                                                                                                                    Gazzer McVenge  14 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm happy to continue to use Huawei

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shaurya
                                                                                                                                                                                      Shaurya  14 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                      Human : why did you ban Huawei? Trump : Aaaai Dounnnt haaaaave any fuckinnnn Ideeaa..

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jamie Vetter
                                                                                                                                                                                        Jamie Vetter  14 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                        The government never proved Huawei was a security risk. It's shameful that a tech guy would repeat something without wanting, needing or asking for more info. He should have said "the government made claims that have never been proven" and left it at that.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jamie Vetter
                                                                                                                                                                                          Jamie Vetter  10 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                          @Rodger Murphy The US still doesn't have a single 5G phone and very, very limited 5G network. I'll call this a lie because it's what people like you do....you have no idea what you're talking about so you lie.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rodger Murphy
                                                                                                                                                                                            Rodger Murphy  10 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                            @Jamie Vetter I already have 5G that works fine troll. China can't innovate because they are slaves to their unelected ego manic rulers. Innovation is seen as a threat to their communist overlords. They will ALWAYS be behind free peoples

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jamie Vetter
                                                                                                                                                                                              Jamie Vetter  10 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                              @Rodger Murphy Huawei has 5G phones and networks that are superior to anything in the US. Why would they need to steal from a country that's far behind them?

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rodger Murphy
                                                                                                                                                                                                Rodger Murphy  10 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                I hope any Huawei innovation is robbed blind by foreign companies....they wont like what they do shamelessly to EVERYBODY else

                                                                                                                                                                                                • taiaze bennett
                                                                                                                                                                                                  taiaze bennett  14 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I was gonna buy the P30 but what should I do now? plz answer

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ricolocious
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ricolocious  14 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Buy it! I just bought mine! The best

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • - Benja
                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Benja  15 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I bet samsung or apple paid the gov a nice amount for them to do this to Huawei

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Чавдар Йорданов
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Чавдар Йорданов  15 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                        What'sup niga

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blackshirt- D
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Blackshirt- D  15 ngày trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                          BUT....if they do go out on their own and successfully build it up, THAT is somethng HUGE. And i can see google and the US give in and say "uncle", to keep anyone from challenging their power position.